Good Oral Hygiene Is Important for a Mouth with Braces

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Traditional orthodontic braces incorporate a matrix of brackets, wires, bands, spacers, and other orthodontic components to create a system capable of affecting periodontal connective tissues and teeth. Through the course of multiple adjustments, your misaligned teeth will be gradually brought into their best possible orientation.

This form of treatment will eventually provide you with a more attractive smile and teeth that are less prone to problems such as tooth enamel attrition and dental fractures. In order to get to this point, you will need to have multiple adjustment sessions with Dr. Galati, our orthodontist in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The progressive tension and tightening that is applied to your braces during these regular appointments also apply tension to the teeth and periodontal connective tissues. This tension will gradually realign your teeth in small increments until they have reached their ideal position.

For optimal results in your braces treatment, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to maintain your braces throughout the realignment process. If an orthodontic component become bent, loosened, or damaged, it can effectively alter the tension on your braces, which could significantly increase the amount of time it takes to achieve the ideal alignment of your teeth.

At the same time, new cavities and gum inflammation can extend your overall treatment time. To prevent this, it’s important to brush your teeth and braces each morning and night, as well as to floss thoroughly at least once per day.

If you live in the Scottsdale, Arizona, region, and if you have uncorrected alignment issues with your teeth, you should call 480-656-7801 to schedule a braces consultation at Galati Orthodontics.