Braces are excellent tools for straightening teeth and correcting bites, but they do make your pearly whites difficult to clean! Consisting of brackets, which are temporarily cemented to your teeth, and connecting wires, braces make it difficult for your toothbrush to make much contact with the surfaces of your teeth, which can present issues with brushing and flossing.

People who wear fixed metal braces often struggle to fight plaque and keep their smile clean while undergoing treatment. The good news is that, with a few minor adjustments to your oral care routine, you can help keep plaque away and have a clean smile throughout your orthodontic care!

An article by Dr. Quoc Lu. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: How to Fight Plaque While Wearing Braces