You Need to Take Certain Measures to Maintain Your Orthodontic Braces

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Dr. Michael Emanuel typically uses traditional braces to correct misaligned teeth. He will use a special orthodontic adhesive to bond metal brackets to the faces of your teeth. This helps them work in concert with wires, brackets, and bands to withstand the tension applied during your routine adjustment sessions.

You will need to return to his orthodontic clinic at regular intervals to have the components tightened and adjusted. The progressive tension applied to your braces and teeth will gradually realign your teeth in minute increments. In time this will fully correct the position and orientation of your teeth

Throughout the process, you will need to take steps to maintain your braces. Anytime a component is bent, loosened, or damaged, it can adjust the tension on your braces. This could potentially lengthen the amount of time it takes to achieve the ideal alignment of your teeth.
This involves avoiding things like chewing gum, taffy, and other sticky foods as well as hard foods. These things can potentially loosen a bracket, thus complicating the realignment process.

It’s also important to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the realignment process. Cavities and periodontal health problems can extend the amount of time needed to fully correct the alignment of your teeth.

If you had orthodontic braces installed at Dr. Michael Emanuel’s clinic in Brooklyn, New York, and you are having a problem with one of the components, you should call 718-336-5005 to have it examined and repaired at Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC.