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How Wearing Braces Headgear Affects Your Teeth Cleaning

Tracey Sandilands

Dealing with orthodontic issues is difficult for children at the best of times. When your child has to wear braces headgear, you could find that you have a lot of extra issues to consider, including the ways in which it affects teeth cleaning. One thing you can't allow to lapse is oral hygiene, and it can be confusing to know what products to use and how you can help your child maintain a good home care routine. Regular Daily Cleaning Daily teeth cleaning is important while your child is wearing braces or any other type of orthodontic appliance. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, patients who wear braces should brush after every meal or snack. Your child should brush using a soft-bristled, toothbrush held at an angle and touching the gum line. Ensure that your child brushes each tooth for about 10 strokes using slow, back and forth motions at the gums and around the brackets as well