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Caring for your braces

At Angle House Orthodontics, we like to work in partnership with our patients to achieve the very best teeth straightening results possible. We have found that a combination of our expertise and your dedication to treatment gets the best results. 

After you have been fitted with your braces or aligners, we won’t need to see you for another six-to-eight weeks, but during this time we ask that you take good care of your braces. Here’s how:



Keeping your teeth clean

Tooth decay, decalcification, bad breath and gum disease can arise if teeth are not kept meticulously clean during orthodontic treatment. To avoid these problems:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and a suitable toothbrush
  • Rinse your mouth with a fluoride-containing mouthwash
  • Floss as part of your teeth cleaning routine – it is possible to floss while wearing braces. We’ll show you how.
  • If you’re wearing a removable brace or an Invisalign aligner, keep these clean too 

If you do not keep your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment you are at risk of developing permanent marks on your teeth (decalcification), tooth decay or gum disease. These problems are all preventable if you take care of your teeth and gums.

Keeping your teeth clean

Eating with braces

Eating with braces

There aren’t too many lifestyle changes you need to make when wearing braces, but be careful with some foods as these can damage your braces.

  • Avoid eating hard or sticky foods (toffees, boiled sweets, chewing gum, crusts etc)
  • Avoid foods with high sugar content, fruit drinks or fizzy drinks as frequent consumption of these types of food can lead to risk of developing permanent marks on your teeth.
  • Don’t bite into hard, crunchy foods such as apples and carrots
  • Cut food into small pieces before placing it in your mouth rather than using front teeth to bite into foods.

Regular dental
check-ups

It is also recommended you continue to visit your own dentist at regular intervals during orthodontic treatment to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. 

Caring for your appliance

  • Oral Hygiene
  • Removable braces
  • Fixed braces
  • Retainers

Regular dental  check-ups

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237 Hall Lane Chingford London E4 8HX

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38 Harington Terrace Gt. Cambridge Road London N18 1JX

Tel: 020 8803 0388

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39 The Ridgeway Enfield Middlesex EN2 8PD

Tel: 020 8367 3441

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53 – 55 Copenhagen Street Islington London N1 0JH

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