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Orthodontists like Dr. Steven Ricci can install traditional braces to create a functional system for correcting misaligned teeth. With time and consistent adjustments, the orthodontic components can gradually provide you with a more appealing smile. Corrected teeth are also at reduced risk of suffering from tooth enamel attrition, chipped tooth enamel, and dental fractures.

Each of your regular schedule adjustment appointments is very important. Each of these sessions will apply a modest amount of tension to gradually alter the periodontal ligaments anchor your teeth in the sockets.

It is very important to maintain healthy gums and teeth throughout the realignment process. Periodontal inflammation could cause mild discomfort after an adjustment. Brushing each morning and night, as well as thoroughly flossing your teeth at least once each day will help maintain healthy gums and prevent cavities.

If you are struggling to clean one or two areas around your braces components, it might be helpful to use 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.

Be sure to also remember to floss behind each of your rear molars. Bacterial deposits can easily build up in these areas and could significantly impact the health of your gums.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Steven Ricci’s orthodontic clinic in Johns Creek, Georgia, and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 678-417-9848 to speak to a staff member at Ricci Orthodontics.