Brush and Floss Regularly
Your typical maintenance routine must include brushing after every meal and flossing at the end of every day. If you are outside and cannot find a way to brush your teeth, ensure you rinse your mouth thoroughly with lukewarm water. This prevents discoloration and flushes away deposits of food particles.
Keep Away from Smoking
Smoking ruins oral hygiene and stains the ceramic braces as well as the ligatures. The unsightly yellow colour caused by the nicotine requires intense cleaning techniques to restore back the original look.
Limit Intake of Certain Food Items
Food products like tomato sauce, berries and mustard can easily stain the braces. While it may not be possible to completely take them off your diet, it is mandatory to brush your teeth immediately after consumption. Drinks such as coffee and aerated cola must be avoided completely throughout the treatment period.
Change Ligatures When Needed
To reap the best benefits from the cost of braces spent thus far, ensure you have regular dental appointments to check you progress. Use these consultations as an opportunity to replace stained ligatures for a fresh look.