The Importance of Hygiene With Braces

Braces are a form of orthodontic treatment that straightens crooked teeth and adjusts the alignment of the jaw. In short, braces are used to make your teeth look better. Imagine wearing braces for a period of time, only to find when they are removed that your teeth have decayed beneath the brackets. Instead of a shiny straight smile, further dental treatment is needed. This news would certainly be disheartening to you as well as your orthodontist. Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment can avoid this all-too-real situation.