An antiseptic mouthwash can be used in orthodontics to control minor gum inflammation and braces caused irritations. The effect of oxygen in some of these promotes natural healing. We recommend using a mouthwash once a week, unless otherwise advised.
Fluoridation is advisable to precede the start of the orthodontic treatment. It is performed by a dentist or a pediatric dentist and has a double action: acts as an antimicrobial agent and strengthens tooth enamel.
CLEANING OF REMOVABLE DENTAL APPLIANCES
Removable appliances tend to hold pieces of food and plaque just like teeth do. They should be brushed every time you brush your teeth. This will help avoid the accumulation of plaque and subsequent oral infections, and the appliance will have a much better flavor. A dirty appliance makes patients unwilling to use it due to bad smell and taste. Cleaning it is done with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Perfect oral hygiene is the prerequisite for healthy teeth and gums. If neglected, your treatment will probably need to be extended, since gum disease will cause your orthodontist to interrupt a treatment for several weeks until gingivitis has been successfully treated.