The orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Stacee Burson’s orthodontic clinic are designed to create a function and dynamic system for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is done through a series of regularly schedule adjustment appointments.
The tension applied during these sessions will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in the sockets. This will eventually attain their ideal alignment and position in your mouth.
It’s important to maintain healthy teeth and gums throughout the realignment process. This can help reduce the mild discomfort you might feel after an adjustment appointment.
Brushing each morning and night, thoroughly flossing your teeth at least once each day will help maintain healthy gums and prevent cavities.
If you are struggling to floss around an orthodontic component, you might want to try using waxed dental floss or a floss threader. It can help work the dental floss strand in place to help remove plaque and residual food particles trapped in the gumline.
It’s also important to remember to floss behind each of your rear molars. This area can also trap bacterial deposits that could significantly impact the health of your gums.
If you had braces installed at Dr. Stacee Burson’s orthodontic clinic in Texarkana, Texas, and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 903-334-8080 to speak to one of the specialists at Orthodontics by Dr. Burson. To learn more about the process of braces, please click here!