Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices Are Essential to the Process of Realigning Teeth with Braces

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The orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC’s orthodontic clinic represent a functional system capable of gradually correcting the alignment of your teeth. This involves regularly schedule adjustments that will tighten the braces components to move your teeth by small degrees.

Consistent oral hygiene practices are essential for maintaining your braces as well as the overall health of your teeth. Cavities and periodontal health problems can cause discomfort, and could potentially increase the amount of time needed to effectively correct the alignment of your teeth.

If you are struggling to brush around your braces hardware you might want to try using an interdental brush or a water flosser device. This can help remove the bulk of the unwanted material from the faces and contours of your teeth.

If you also struggle to floss around orthodontic components, you might want to try using waxed dental floss or a special floss threader. This might help you insert the strand of dental floss around braces hardware allowing you to effectively clean the gumline.

If you are in the Brooklyn, New York, area and you have a question about how to maintain a healthy mouth with braces, you can always call 718-336-5005 to schedule an appointment at Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC.