To remove the plaque that can build up quickly in their crevices, braces need to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. An electric toothbrush can make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.
Tongue thrusting (otherwise known as immature swallow or reverse swallowing) is an orofacial muscular imbalance that causes the tongue to protrude through the anterior incisors when a person swallows, speaks, and sometimes even when the tongue is at rest. If left unaddressed, it can cause serious orthodontic problems.
If traditional braces or clear aligners aren't right for you, 'translucent' ceramic braces are another great low profile orthodontic treatment option. But keep in mind that there are a few important factors to consider before you choose this option.