It’s very important to make sure that your braces and teeth are clean. Neglecting braces maintenance
and cleaning can cause problems that can complicate your treatment. Tooth decay may begin to set in, and this may actually delay your braces treatment. Decayed teeth can cause gum infections, and sore gums may increase the discomfort you feel with your braces. Failure to keep your braces clean may also set off a process called tooth densification
in which mineral calcium is lost from the teeth. Decalcification can result in the formation of white spots on your teeth, and these may remain even after your braces have been removed.