Your dentist will show you and your child how to properly take care of their braces once treatment starts. It is really important that your child brushes their teeth properly because teeth with braces need more care.
For example, braces can trap food more easily. If any food gets stuck on your child’s braces, they can stain their teeth (often referred to as etching on the enamel). Worse yet, signs of gum disease may appear if food keeps collecting in your child’s teeth. What happens is that their gums will bleed and swell. The pressure on their gums will slow down any progress of treatment.
Here are some simple guidelines for your child: