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The orthodontic braces that are installed in your mouth at Straight Smile represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth. This alignment process involves attending regular adjustment appointments at our practice.

Each of your adjustment sessions is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth into your gums. By consistently stretching these connective tissues, this process will eventually correct the alignment of your teeth to provide you with a more efficient mouth and a more attractive smile.  

As you go through the alignment process, it’s important that you maintain healthy teeth and gums, as this can help reduce the mild discomfort you might feel after an adjustment session.

Maintaining a healthy mouth comes by thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to floss at least once each day. These simple practices will help maintain healthy periodontal tissues and prevent cavities.

If you are struggling to floss around some aspect of your braces hardware, you might want to try using waxed dental floss or a floss threader. Both of these tools can help work the dental floss strand into place to help remove plaque and residual food particles that are trapped in the gum line.

When flossing, it is also important to remember to clean behind each of your rear molars. This area can trap bacterial deposits that could significantly impact the health of your gums.

If Dr. Donald Liang or Dr. Christopher Liang installed your braces in College Park, Maryland, and if you are struggling to maintain an effective oral hygiene regimen, you can always call 301-841-9348 to speak to one of our specialists at Straight Smile.