Tips For A Great Summer With Orthodontic Treatment

We are thrilled that June is starting and the official start of summer is around the corner. If you are currently receiving orthodontic treatment, it may take a little extra preparation this summer to ensure your treatment isn’t impacted. Problems can easily arise if you do not care for your hardware and teeth as you should. We want to share some helpful tips to ensure your treatment continues as planned. Read on to learn more.

How To Brush With Braces

You understand the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth to rid your mouth of lingering food and bacteria. Proper oral hygiene is necessary to prevent problems with your oral health, such as dental decay and gum disease. When you start orthodontic treatment, caring for your teeth becomes even more critical. Not only do you have to clean your teeth, but you also have to navigate around hardware and ensure that your teeth and the hardware are being cleaned properly. Even though we review this in the office, we want to share some helpful tips on how to clean your teeth correctly while receiving orthodontic treatment. Read on to learn more.

Can Braces Cause Bad Breath?

At The Best Braces, our goal is to help our patients correct bite and alignment issues. There are a number of different treatments we can provide to help you achieve the goals we set for your teeth. Before starting treatment, we will review the best way to care for your teeth and orthodontic hardware. One of the side effects that some patients notice while wearing braces or clear aligners is bad breath. Bad breath develops when food or bacteria linger in your mouth. It is similar to the way food may have an odor if it is left sitting out for an extended period of time.

Orthodontic Treatment Is Good For Your Health

When people first visit our office to learn more about orthodontic treatment for themselves or a loved one, their main concern is typically how braces can improve the appearance of their teeth and smile. Not only does orthodontic treatment enhance the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also improve your oral and overall health. When we improve the alignment of your teeth, we are also looking at how we can move your teeth and jaw to benefit your oral and overall health the most, now and in the future. Read on to learn more.

3 Ways To Make Your Braces Less Noticeable

At The Best Braces, our goal is to help our patients straighten their teeth using the treatment method that is best for the outcome that we are trying to achieve. For many patients, traditional metal braces are the best treatment plan. Although it is not uncommon to see individuals of all ages wearing braces while out and about, it is not always something that patients are thrilled to have on their teeth. For patients who are self-conscious about the appearance of their braces, we want to share some helpful tips to make your braces less noticeable:

Pregnancy And Orthodontics

At The Best Braces, we are happy to treat patients from childhood up through adulthood. Now that we see more adults than ever, we are often asked if orthodontic treatment can continue during pregnancy. There is no need to worry. It is perfectly safe for you to receive orthodontic treatment while you are pregnant. It may be the perfect time because you can get all of your appointments in before you have a brand new baby to bring along with you. Sometimes, new mothers can find it difficult to commit to appointments, and failure to stay on schedule can affect your treatment plan.

2 Holiday Tips For Your Hardware

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are in the middle of the holiday season. This time of year is special to many of us. We spend time with family and friends, attend parties, and participate in the festivities. While we encourage our patients to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, it’s important to remember to care for your orthodontic hardware to avoid damage or a delay in your treatment plan. Read on to learn more about navigating the holiday season while receiving orthodontic care.