The new orthodontic braces installed in your mouth by Dr. Constance Brown and the staff specialists at his orthodontic clinic are intended to gradually realign the position of your teeth. This is done through gradual adjustments meant to tighten your braces hardware and stretch the periodontal ligaments that hold your teeth in your gums.
Preventing cavities and maintaining healthy gums is very important throughout the realignment process. Latent tooth decay and necessary treatment dealing potentially delay your adjustments, and extend the amount of time needed to correct the alignment of your teeth.
Brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as making a conscious effort to floss at least once is very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. It’s also worth noting that your routine dental cleaning and cleaning and checkups are also very important.
These biannual appointments will remove plaque buildup and tartar from your teeth while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth. If a trouble spot is detected it can be addressed before it develops into a more serious oral health condition.
If you live in the Vancouver, Washington, area and you have a question about how to maintain a healthy mouth with braces, you can always call 360-256-7220 to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist at Brown Orthodontics.