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.

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:

Clear Aligners Dos & Don’ts

We are happy to offer patients more than one option of orthodontic treatment based on their oral health needs. There are many patients who are interested in using clear aligners as their method of orthodontic treatment. Patients love clear aligners because of the many benefits this treatment can provide. With the popularity of clear aligners increasing, we want to share some common dos and don’ts to ensure that your treatment progresses as expected. We would hate for a complication to affect your treatment plan and lead to significant problems. Read on to learn more.

Is There A Perfect Bite?

At The Best Braces, we often hear new patients explain that they want their smile to look perfect. Each person’s idea of perfection is different. When treating patients with orthodontics, we are looking to perfect a person’s bite. Your bite is the way your top and bottom teeth come together when the back teeth are touching. So, is there a “perfect” bite?

Halloween Fun With Braces

We cannot believe that Halloween is here! We know it can be challenging for some of our patients receiving orthodontic care to enjoy Halloween the same way they have other years. It is important to remember that wearing braces and other hardware is just temporary, and for many, all of the restrictions that may be in place now will be over by next Halloween. The good news is, there is plenty to eat and enjoy this Halloween even while wearing an expander, braces, or other orthodontic hardware. Read on to learn more.

Complications A Bite Problem Can Cause

At The Best Braces, we have a number of orthodontic treatments that can improve not only the aesthetics of your teeth but the state of your oral health as well. We want to help patients improve issues with their oral health that may be impacting their daily lives or leading to serious problems with their oral health in the future. One problem that patients may not realize can affect their oral health is an issue with their bite and the alignment of their teeth.