Taking care of your dental health while in orthodontic treatment can sometimes seem overwhelming. Our staff provides personalized care when you come in for check ups and will make recommendations as needed for keeping your smile healthy and comfortable in between visits.
Your daily oral hygiene routine will depend on the type of braces being used or whether you have an oral appliance in place. Brushing and flossing daily can be challenging with metal braces and/or oral appliances, but we will work with you to demonstrate new techniques for keeping everything clean and healthy.
Products we may recommend can include:
- Antibacterial rinses
- Fluoride toothpaste
- Rotating electric toothbrush for metal braces or appliances
- Dental floss picks for hard to reach areas
Keeping the teeth clean and removing any food particles from between the teeth or around brackets and wires of metal braces is important to minimize the risk for tooth decay and staining. It is also important to maintain your normal routine preventive care schedule, even though you are making extra visits for check ups for orthodontic care. Our Main Street location offers comprehensive dental care for all ages and can help you and your family maintain a healthy smile.
Oral Hygiene with Invisalign
For patients being treated with Invisalign clear aligners, daily oral hygiene is easy and painless. The aligners are removable for your normal routine, including tooth brushing, flossing and general oral care as needed. Most patients do not experience increased tooth decay, tooth stains or gum irritation with Invisalign and can maintain their dental health with ease.