Maintaining good oral hygiene is always important, and even more so while you are wearing braces. The brackets and wires of braces make brushing and flossing more cumbersome - they also make it easier for food particles and bacteria to become stuck, increasing your risk for tooth decay, discoloration and gum disease.
Dr. Richter and the staff of Richter Orthodontics in Greeley, CO take time during your visits with us to educate you on the most effective ways to keep your smile clean and healthy both during treatment and for years to come! We want you to enjoy your new smile for as long as possible and emphasize the long term benefits of good oral hygiene.
Brushing and flossing daily may be a little challenging at first, but it is important to maintain this daily routine to avoid dental problems. Here are some quick tips for proper technique: