• Taking Care of Braces and Retainers
    Taking Care of Braces and Retainers
Taking Care of Braces and Retainers

Taking Care of Braces and Retainers


When the braces are fitted, your orthodontist will explain how you should take care of them. You should clean your teeth and braces regularly to keep them in a good condition.

How to Take Care of Fixed Braces

Your fixed braces provide food and plaque more places to hide and you should be more careful with your dental hygiene habits. You need to brush properly after every meal to get rid of small pieces of food that may get trapped in the braces.

Brush your teeth three times a day. We would suggest carrying a toothbrush at the time and use a fluoride mouthwash to protect the teeth from further decay.

If you fail to keep your teeth and clear braces clean, then you may end up with permanent marks on the teeth. We would recommend visiting a dentist in Battersea for routine check-ups throughout the treatment.

How to Look After Your Removable Braces

You need to remove the braces carefully by applying gentle pressure and store in a box when you are not wearing them.

Try to clean removable braces and soak in a retainer cleaning solution for at least one week. You can also clean it by using a toothbrush and water, but avoid using toothpaste to clean the braces.

Avoid playing with braces while you wear them as this can cause it to weaken and break. If you experience any kind of problem, fix an appointment to visit us soon but continue wearing your braces for now.

We will evaluate your progress on a daily basis and you should continue to see your dentist for check-ups regularly and retail an attractive smile.

How to Take Proper Care of Twin Block Braces

If you want to keep twin block braces clean, soak both the parts in a retainer cleaning solution at least once a week. You may even clean with a toothbrush and water but do not use the toothpaste for it.

Do not click twin block brace in and out frequently as this may cause them to weaken and break. If you face any problems, schedule an appointment soon however, continue wearing the braces for the time being.

How to Take Care of Fixed Retainers

It is important to clean areas around the fixed retainers. We will suggest using an interdental brush or orthodontic floss to clean between the front teeth and below your fixed retainers. We also advise to see your dentist or hygienist regularly for professional cleanings.

How to Look after Removable Retainers

When you are not wearing retainers, store them properly in a box. Soak in a retainer contained solution for 20 minutes once a weak to keep the retainers clean. You may even clean them with a toothbrush and water but do not use toothpaste to clean them and avoid putting them in hot water since this may cause them to lose their shape.

You may talk to your Invisalign provider in Battersea for teeth straightening and improve overall appearance.