Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene Habits Helps Minimize the Amount of Time Needed For Braces to Realign Your Teeth

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Braces hardware is the physical representation of the process needed to correct alignment issues with your teeth. Left unresolved the improper relationship between various teeth in your dentition can cause enamel attrition and dental fracture issues, as well as leaving you with an unappealing smile.

Through the course of multiple adjustment sessions, Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics’s orthodontic specialists at our Dallas, Texas clinic will apply progressive tension to your teeth. Over time this will gradually bring them to their ideal orientation in your mouth

Maintaining good oral hygiene throughout the duration will help keep the realignment process to the bare minimum amount of time. Tooth decay complications and damaged braces hardware can significantly increase the number of adjustments necessary to achieve your ideal smile.

To help you effectively clean some of the hard to reach places in and around your braces, Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics’s orthodontists might recommend some special oral hygiene tools. These can go beyond the normal effectiveness of a toothbrush, or aid in your efforts to thoroughly floss around braces hardware.

An interdental bush has a small angled or tapered head. It can help brush between wires and brackets as well as removing food particles from hard to reach contours. They are especially handy for getting food matter out bands and spacers.

A simply loop shaped floss threader, loaded with waxed dental floss, can help work the strand around wires and other braces components with ease. This also helps reduce your chances of injuring your gums by snapping the floss into place.

Dental water jets come in a variety of brands. They are designed to create a focused stream of water that can help loosen and wash away food particles from hard to reach places. Just keep in mind that this is not a viable alternative to flossing.

If you need further oral hygiene advice to help maintain your new braces, you can always call 214-330-7771 to speak to one of the orthodontic specialists at Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics’s Dallas, Texas clinic.