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When Dr. Park and his team initially installed your orthodontic braces in your mouth, it was just the first step in effectively correcting the alignment of your teeth. In order to adequately bring your teeth into their proper position and orientation, your braces will require routine tightening and adjustment.

Any cavities that develop around orthodontic hardware components can alter the tension on your teeth and periodontal tissues. This could significantly increase the amount of time it takes to effectively correct the alignment of your teeth.

The best way to prevent these potential complications is to practice an effective and consistent daily oral hygiene routine that includes brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day can help remove bacterial deposits from your mouth become they can promote oral health problems.

If you find a particular area difficult to clean, you might want to try using a small interdental brush.

Many people with braces have minor difficulties flossing certain areas. This is especially true when it comes to thoroughly flossing the gumline.

In a situation like this, you might be able to insert the strand of dental floss around wires and components you might want to try using a floss threader. It can help you remove plaque and residual food particles from all the surfaces between your teeth as well as your gumline.

It’s also important to attend your routine dental checkups to help monitor the health of your teeth and gums to catch any problems that might develop or to determine the most applicable preventative measures.

If you had braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Park’s orthodontic office in Phoenix, Arizona, and you have questions about how to maintain a healthy mouth, you can always call 623-877-8500 to speak to a staff member at Arizona Orthodontic Centers.