Braces Require Pristine Oral Hygiene

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Your braces are a serious investment which will correct the alignment of your teeth. Dr. Gluck can adjust the tension on your braces. Over time this will steadily shift your teeth into their ideal position.

If any part of your braces becomes broken or you suffer from cavities on multiple teeth, the complications and treatment process may alter the tension they place on your bite. This may increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth, even by a considerable amount.

If brushing your teeth twice every day and flossing every night doesn’t prove effective, there are a few special oral hygiene tools you might want to try.

The small, angled brush head of an interdental brush will help remove food material from some of the hard-to-reach places, such as the spaces between the archwire and spacers.

A water flosser such as the ADA-approved Waterpik® creates a stream of water which can assist in loosening and washing away food particles and plaque. This is helpful but is designed to assist your regular flossing more than replacing it. A floss threader with waxed dental floss can help you work the strand between teeth and around the gumline. This is especially useful for flossing under braces wires.

If you’ve had braces installed at Quality Orthodontic Care in Johns Creek, Georgia, and you have concerns about how to maintain good oral hygiene, you can call 770-609-3270 to speak to a member of our orthodontic staff or to set an appointment with Dr. Gluck today.