OMG! I have bad breath now that I have braces! | Fresh Smiles

OMG! I have bad breath now that I have braces!

Bad breath, or halitosis, is most commonly caused by poor oral hygiene, medical problems, or habits such as smoking or eating certain foods. But did you know that bad breath can also develop after getting braces fitted to straighten your teeth. Bacteria feeds on food particles left in your mouth, and this bacteria creates odour. When your braces are fitted the complex wires and makeup of bands within the braces will sometimes allow tiny bits of food to get stuck in brackets or between teeth and this can contribute to bad breath.

Because braces contain so many small spaces to trap food, the way you normally clean your teeth before braces may no longer be enough. It’s very important to brush immediately after every meal or snack and rinse your teeth with water or mouthwash. At Fresh Smiles our qualified and professional staff can advise you on the benefits of the Invisalign clear removable retainer system. Invisalign offers convenience and a much easier way to keep your teeth and gums clean, and your breath odour free.

Normal Braces are harder to keep clean than the Invisalign Clear Aligner System. Here at Fresh Smiles Belmont and Newtown we can help you avoid the risk of tooth decay while wearing braces. This is less of a problem with Invisalign Clear Aligner System because they are removable. You can brush and floss your teeth as normal just by taking the aligner trays out of your mouth for normal teeth cleaning.

An added advantage with the Invisalign system is the clear trays are virtual impossible for others to see. No metal braces, you actually take the aligners out of your mouth for meals and snacks with your friends. Basically, you can eat the food and drinks that you normally would. There are no worries with food getting stuck in your braces or leading to a bracket snapping or popping off.

The Invisalign Clear aligner system will give you straighter teeth and that can be a wonderful boost to your confidence, with Invisalign the treatment is so much easier to go through. Invisalign will not hinder your lifestyle, you will wear the clear aligners without people knowing you have had obvious dental treatment. Your diet will not need to change drastically; and you will have improved dental care and with proper oral hygiene you will reduce the effects of bad breath Talk to our friendly staff about Invisalign today, our fully trained orthodontists will advise if this product is suitable for you.