How Do I Care for My Metal Braces in Whittier?
To care for your teeth and braces during your orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to brush and floss regularly. As with all our patients, we recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. You might find you need to do both somewhat more often because food can get caught around the brackets and between the archwire and your teeth or the brackets.
In order to properly floss, we recommend using plastic floss threaders. It will take some practice, but you’ll soon get used to using them. There is more time involved in flossing, which makes some people avoid it altogether during their treatment. We don’t recommend this as it can lead to gum disease or dental decay. Instead, try flossing while you’re listening to music or watching TV. It helps the time fly!
A WaterPik and electric toothbrush can also help ensure a more thorough clean.
How Much Do Metal Braces Cost?
Orthodontic treatment can range between $4000 and $7000. The amount you spend on treatment will depend on the complexity of your case, the time spent in braces, additional orthodontic devices needed, and how much (if any) your dental insurance company will cover.