LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—The dental care routine for someone with braces shouldn’t require much change from their normal one, but people with fixed braces in particular do need to be extra diligent about keeping teeth clean and cavity-free.
“There is an overwhelming number of dental care products on the shelves touting one benefit or the other,” says Dr. David Alpan, a Los Angeles invisible braces supplier. “Knowing what you actually need and what is just marketing hype can be frustrating to say the least, but there are certain products that we’ve found to be very helpful.”
Aesthetic Orthodontics put together a to help simplify the process products page. We’ve included oral hygiene products, nutritional supplements and recommended books for improving gum, tooth and bone health as well as promoting fresh breath.
“We also have some whitening products ranging from at-home treatments to in-office treatments that we recommend for patients who want the final touch for their smile after braces are taken off,” says Dr. Alpan a proficient Los Angeles orthodontics expert and TMD dentist.
There are many more listed with descriptions and prices, but here are few examples of the products we have included:
• Toothbrushes: Sonicare Easy Clean is an electric toothbrush with a state of the art brush head that can remove up to two times more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
• Teeth whitening: Zoom Chairside Bleaching can get teeth an average of eight shades whiter in less than two hours.
• Aligner care: Brushing Invisalign trays can scratch the surface and make them less clear over time. We suggest Invisalign Aligner Cleaning Crystals to keep aligners odor- and plaque-free, hygienic and clear.
• Waterpik: The Waterpik Oral Irrigator helps patients clean food particles and loose plaque out of braces and between teeth with jets of water. This is used after brushing and flossing.
“Of course, all the best dental care products on the market won’t make a difference if you’re not using them or using them improperly,” says Dr. Alpan, who has offered Los Angeles pediatric orthodontics and adults since 1999. “So make sure you know what you need to do to keep your teeth healthy and strong.”
The American Dental Association says everyone should floss once a day, brush at least twice a day, and go to the dentist for professional cleanings and examinations twice a year. However, people with fixed braces have to step up their dental care and brush their teeth for five minutes three times a day and floss twice a day for healthier teeth, good breath, fewer cavities and to avoid painful dental problems.
“We want our patients to have straight teeth, but we also want them to have strong, healthy teeth and a smile they can be proud of for a lifetime,” says Dr. Alpan who is an Aesthetic Orthodontics. “We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for them to take care of their teeth during orthodontic treatment.”
If you don’t find what you need on our recommended dental care products page or have questions, please feel free to call the office or bring it up during your next appointment.
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