For the many parents who are concerned about their children's teeth
Most orthodontic appliances can be left in situ for some months without detriment to the patient if the patient continues with the usual after care instructions:
• Exemplary oral hygiene – brushing 3 times a day with their standard toothbrush, followed by interproximal brush use. As an adjunct, use of a fluoride mouthrinse eg. Fluoriguard (225ppm), once a day.
• Low sugar diet - Where possible avoid all snacking on sugars and drinks with ADDED SUGAR. Fizzy drinks should be avoided in particular.
• Avoid hard, sticky and hard foodstuffs that could break the brace wire or fracture brackets (debond) off a tooth.