Are there any precautions I need to take now that I'm wearing braces?
Wearing braces will increase the difficulty of maintaining good oral hygiene. Consequently there will be increased chances of having plaque (food debris and bacteria) accumulation or decay. It is highly recommended to maintain good oral hygiene during Orthodontics with the aid of daily tooth brushing (+/- interdental brush; floss etc). This can be supplemented with daily rinsing with fluoridated mouth rinse or scheduled fluoride treatment as seem appropriate by the orthodontist.