Through the course of several adjustment sessions, the braces installed by our team will realign your teeth and give you a fully functional mouth and a winning smile that will serve you for many years to come.
We understand that it might take a little while to get used to cleaning and maintaining your braces. By incorporating a few new habits to your daily oral hygiene routine, you will master the art of cleaning and maintaining your appliance.
If any part of your braces are damaged, or if you develop problems with tooth decay, your treatment time will likely be increased.
Your orthodontist, Dr. Jensen, strongly encourages you to remain diligent in your daily oral hygiene routine. This involves brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing your teeth once a day as well as cleaning in and around your braces. Using interdental brushes or a floss threader with waxed dental floss can help you effectively clean hard-to-reach places.
If possible, try to avoid eating sticky foods and chewing gum because doing so can bend wires, loosen brackets or dislodge spacers. Your braces can also be damaged by biting down repeatedly on hard and crunchy foods. Bad habits like chewing on pencils, pens and ice can also cause damage to your braces.
If a piece of the hardware is damaged and it is threatening to injure your gums, you can secure the sharp point of the appliance by covering it with the special orthodontic wax we gave you when your braces were installed.
If you have questions about how to clean or maintain your new set of braces in McKinney, Texas, or if some part of your braces is bent, loosened or damaged, you should call Jensen Orthodontic Arts at 214-842-8106 for an appointment.