If you are in braces right now, or have a family member that is in braces right now then this is something you need to read.
One of the biggest problems we see with braces is the amount of cavities that people have right after the braces are removed.
There are a couple of reasons for this.
Is that braces trap food?
There are lots of nooks and crannies where food can get trapped and hide out even without having braces. Once braces are placed the amount of food that can be trapped can triple. Residual food hanging around in your mouth will feed cavity causing bacteria.
It is harder to floss.
Trapping food is bad enough. But the fact that its even harder to get the food out because flossing is now much harder makes it even worse.
Tomorrow, I will discuss some things that can be done about this. But for now, just know that those with braces must be more diligent
then the average person when it comes to caring for your teeth when you have braces on.