Brace care FAQs

Brace cleaning brushes, storage case and teeth moulds

The advice you were given by the orthodontist and the following instructions will help you look after your braces. Please contact us if you have any problems.

Fixed Brace

Do

  • Brush your teeth and braces after every meal
  • Brush your teeth and braces thoroughly twice a day
  • Use an inter-dental brush to clean under the wire
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash before bedtime
  • Use the wax if your brace is rubbing

Don’t

  • Play with your brace
  • Eat sugary or acidic foods
  • Eat sticky or hard foods or chew gum
  • Play contact sports without a gumshield

How to brush


Brushing inbetween

Use wax if the brace rubs

Foods to avoid

Brace sports guard

Please see our Resources page for more information and care sheets.

Removable Brace

Do

  • Wear your brace all the time including eating and sleeping
  • Brush your teeth and brace after every meal
  • Keep your brace in a plastic box if it isn’t being worn
  • Contact the surgery if you lose or break your brace

Don’t

  • Wear your brace for contact-sports or swimming
  • Hold the brace by the wires or bend them
  • Eat sugary or acidic food
  • Click your brace with your tongue

Please see our Resources page for more information and care sheets.

Twinblock Functional Brace

Do

  • Wear your brace all the time including sleeping
  • Bite properly into the blocks all the time
  • Try to eat with the brace in
  • Brush your teeth and braces after every meal
  • Keep your brace in a plastic box if it is not in your mouth
  • Contact the surgery if you lose or break your brace

Don’t

  • Wear your brace for contact-sports or swimming
  • Hold the brace by the wires or bend them
  • Eat sugary or acidic food
  • Click your brace with your tongue

Please see our Resources page for more information and care sheets.

Retainers

Do

  • Wear your retainer as instructed
  • Use a toothbrush and soap to clean the brace
  • Use Retainer-Brite about once a week
  • Keep the retainers in a box when not worn
  • Bring your retainers to every appointment

Don’t

  • Eat or drink with the brace in
  • Clean the brace with hot water or toothpaste

Please see our Resources page for more information and care sheets.

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