Aftercare for Braces and Invisalign

Proper aftercare is crucial to maintain your newly achieved smile and ensure a long-term success of your enduring treatment.

Whether you chose traditional braces or clear aligner system, here is a guide to the essential do’s and don’ts of braces and Invisalign aftercare.

Braces aftercare


Maintain proper oral hygiene

Brush after every meal with soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Gently clean around the brackets and wires to remove any food particles trapped there.

Floss is challenging with braces but is essential. Rinse your mouth with antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce bacteria and maintain fresh breath.

Egger Orthodontics Centre has the best Issaqua orthodontist for braces &Invisalign treatment. They recommend the most suitable tools for your specific needs. They monitor the progress and ensure proper alignment [if needed adjust your braces].

Be gentle with your braces

Choose soft foods easy to chew like soups, yogurt and scrambled eggs.Chew slowly and carefully to avoid putting a lot of pressure on your braces.

Avoid sticky and hard foods like nuts, caramel or chewing gums as they can damage the brackets or wire. If you play sports, use mouth guard to protect your braces from any impact.

Keep up with the appointments

Regular appointments with the orthodontist are essential to:

  • Monitor progress
  • Make adjustments
  • Address any concerns

These appointments ensure that the progress of your treatment is on track and you achieve the desired results as expected.

Use retainer properly

Follow your orthodontist’s instructions on how often to wear your retainers.Keep them clean and when not in use store them properly to avoid loss or damage.

Use lukewarm water to rinse the retainer every time you eat. Before eating remove them and store them in a protective case.

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