It’s normal to experience difficulties brushing your teeth when you are receiving orthodontic treatment.
Generally, when you cannot properly brush your teeth, it can increase bacterial growth in your mouth. There are good and bad bacteria that grow in your mouth.
The bad bacteria can damage your enamel and cause cavities. Cavities can lead to extra dental work and possibly result in an extraction if it becomes severe.
It’s important to speak to your orthodontist about oral hygiene and ask for advice on how to clean the hard-to-reach areas. Your orthodontist will probably recommend a specific mouthwash or toothpaste.
It’s best to speak to your orthodontist about oral health concerns early on, so you do not have to worry about these issues later on.