Kieferorthopädie Dr. Jos van den Hoek | Bern - Düdingen

Hygiene and care

Hygiene and care

Wearers of orthodontic appliances must pay particular attention to oral hygiene and care of the orthodontic appliances. Equally important is the right diet, avoiding food that is too hard and too sticky. We will gladly provide you with information and instructions on hygiene and diet, as part of your orthodontic treatment.

Caries and gum inflammation are caused by plaque and not by the orthodontic applicance. During orthodontic treatment, you should continue to be examined for caries by your family dentist or school dentist, if need be, even at shorter intervals. Important here is also optimum support from parents.