Braces Require Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits

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Here at Vincent Team Orthodontics our orthodontist, Dr. Vincent can give you braces in order to correct an alignment problem with your teeth. Traditional braces use a series of brackets, wires, bands, and spacers to slowly move the position of your teeth.

Your regularly scheduled appointments are also a prime opportunity to repair or replace any orthodontic hardware components that may have suffered a little excess wear and tear, or to talk to the doctor about any problems you may be experiencing. Regular maintenance and adjustments will help maintain the progressive tension that gradually alters the alignment of your teeth.

Consistent oral hygiene habits are also very important for a timely and successful realignment process. This includes thoroughly brushing your teeth each twice each day as well as remembering to floss at least once each day. If possible, you should brush your teeth thirty minutes after every meal and snack.
Problems with gum disease and tooth decay could complicate the realignment process. This could potentially increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth.

If you’re having trouble cleaning a specific area some simple oral hygiene tools might help. Sometimes something as simple an interdental brush, a special floss threader or a water flosser can help remove plaque food debris and other bacteria.

If you have been thinking about getting braces, or if your dentist has suggested that you or your child should consider orthodontics, call 801-495-2560 today to schedule an appointment at Vincent Team Orthodontics in Sandy, Utah.