Each of the adjustment sessions performed at Dr. Christopher Liang’s orthodontic clinic is designed to tighten and tension your braces hardware. This will effectively stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor each of your teeth in its socket.
Through the course of successive adjustments, your teeth will gradually be brought into their ideal alignment. This will give you a more attractive smile and a mouth-less prone to dental attrition problems and dental fractures.
If you develop cavities or gum disease problems during the alignment process it could cause general discomfort during and after each of your adjustments. Sometimes treating these problems can even increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct your teeth.
Brushing your teeth and braces twice each day is very important. You should also make sure to floss between each of your teeth as well as into the gumline. These basic steps are very important for removing food particles and plaque to maintain good oral hygiene.
If you have trouble brushing or flossing a specific area, you might want to try using an interdental brush, floss threader, or a dental water flosser. These special oral hygiene tools can help clean hard to reach places in your mouth.
If you had braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Christopher Liang’s orthodontic clinic in College Park, Maryland, and you have an oral hygiene concern, you can always call 301-841-9348 to consult with a staff member at Straight Smile