Oral Hygiene And Prevention
It is necessary to perform a professional cleaning before initiating an orthodontic treatment to maintain oral health and avoid debonding of braces. It is also important for our oral hygiene to carry out this cleaning regularly (every 3 to 6 months approximately).
Despite several advances in orthodontic treatments, the elimination of oral biofilm (dental plaque containing bacteria) in highly retentive areas continues to be a major challenge. This accumulation of plaque can cause gingival inflammation, cavities and halitosis.
To avoid these problems, patients who have orthodontic treatments should pay more attention to their oral hygiene, performing interproximal cleaning and using toothbrushes (manual or electric) that adapt to the shape of the orthodontic appliances in the mouth.