How to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces

How to Whiten Your Teeth When You Have Braces

Once you have your braces removed, you'll realize how rewarding of an experience it was. The pain and food restrictions pay off as you look in the mirror and see a straight, metal-free smile beaming back at you. To make that moment even better, consider teeth whitening. You may wonder how it is possible to whiten your teeth with your braces in the way, but it's achievable — and it's essential. 

Why You'll Want to Whiten Your Teeth With Braces

Your braces will do amazing things to the alignment of your teeth. When it comes to keeping your teeth white, your braces are less helpful. 

The wires and brackets can harbor food particles that are difficult for your toothbrush to reach. The longer those particles remain in your braces, the more discoloration your teeth experience. Once the braces are gone, you may find that your teeth are less white. Depending on where food was caught in the wiring, you could have some teeth that are more yellow than others, too.

How to Whiten Teeth When You Have Braces

Even with braces on, you can have whiter teeth. Just take note of the tips we have provided, and you'll be on your way to a straighter, brighter smile.

1. Brush and Floss Carefully 

Brushing and flossing sound obvious, but that just goes to show how important these steps are. 

Be sure you are using an effective toothpaste and brush your teeth as thoroughly as you can. Use the bristles of your brush to get into those areas you think are prone to harboring food particles. You may have to move your toothbrush into strange angles, but you should try to run your toothbrush over as many of your teeth as possible.

As for flossing, it's just as important as brushing. When you are eating certain foods, they'll easily jam themselves into the crevices between your teeth. Gently floss those areas to remove hidden particles and protect your teeth from discoloration.

2. Use Orthofoam When You Have Braces 

You may not be able to apply whitening strips to your teeth when you have braces, but EverSmile OrthoFoam is a different story. Orthofoam is a braces-friendly whitening foam you can brush with, rinse with or spray into mouth trays and apply to your teeth. The foam reaches areas that wires and brackets block a toothbrush from reaching, cleaning braces and gently whitening teeth in 60 seconds.

3. Use WhiteFoam After Getting Your Braces Removed

When an orthodontist removes your braces, you'll wear retainers or aligners that can be hard to keep clean. Bacteria can grow in them, causing bad breath and discoloration. Thankfully, EverSmile WhiteFoam eliminates these problems with its wearable, gentle formula that cleans out bacteria, keeping your aligners and teeth clean. It gently whitens your teeth as well! All you need to do is spray some in your retainers before you put them in, and you're good to go.

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