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If you’re aligning your teeth with braces, then you need to make your routine dental checkups a top priority. This is because they help you have the strong, healthy and top-notch smile, oral health and braces you need. They also help you prevent major dental issues, which can help you have a more successful orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontist, Dr. Park, is happy to tell you what to expect during your checkups so you can be prepared. You can expect the following things:

No. 1: Your dental team will welcome you with open arms. They will make you feel welcome and comfortable. First, they will guide you to a comfortable dental chair and then will help you feel as relaxed as possible. If you have questions, now is the time to ask them.

No. 2: Your dental team will then take dental X-rays of your teeth, tooth roots and underlying bone. Dental X-rays are detailed pictures that show any dental problems that are not visible to the naked eye. Dental X-rays are completely safe.

No. 3: Your dental team will deeply and thoroughly clean the teeth, gums and braces with special tools and techniques. This will remove the plaque and tartar that have built up around the teeth and braces. This can help you prevent major dental problems, like tooth decay and gum disease. Your dentist will also examine your smile to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.

For more information and details about your dental checkups when you have braces in Phoenix, Arizona, please contact our orthodontic team at Arizona Orthodontic Centers at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 623-877-8500 and we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!