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Dental Hygiene for Those With Braces

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You’re on your way to a straighter, healthier smile. Your braces have been placed and your orthodontic treatment has begun. You may be aware that cleaning your teeth while wearing braces can be more difficult. Dr. Muhammad Abey and our team are happy to give you tips on proper dental hygiene while wearing braces.

Brushing Teeth
Brush your teeth twice each day, for at least two minutes each time. Choose either a manual or electric toothbrush with soft bristles and a small head. Before you brush your teeth, be sure to remove any elastics. Brush back and forth and then brush toward the biting surface of the teeth. Take care to brush the top and bottom of each bracket as well as the front of the brackets and wires. You may find it helpful to hold back your lip while you brush your brackets. As you brush your teeth, be sure to clean each surface of the teeth.

In order to properly care for your teeth, it is important that you floss your teeth at least once every day. Flossing while wearing braces can prove challenging at first. We recommend using a floss threader to aid you in properly cleaning between your teeth. Floss threaders can help you get the dental floss beneath or over the wires so that you can clean your teeth beneath the gumline.

Contact Wayne Family Orthodontics at 973-341-3180 today to learn more about braces in Wayne, New Jersey, and to schedule a visit with our orthodontist.

Orthodontics: Not Just for Kids

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Is your smile misaligned? Are you tired of it? If you are an adult in need of orthodontic treatment, you are not alone! About 20% of orthodontics patients are over 18, and the numbers keep rising. Wayne Family Orthodontics has a lot of options available that could help you. In addition to traditional braces, there are other, less-conspicuous options to help you achieve a straight smile with relatively little inconvenience to you. These options are great for keeping up professional appearances while simultaneously straightening your teeth. As you consider taking the next step to a straight smile, keep these things in mind.

A well-aligned smile is vital for dental health and proper development across the lifespan. Letting your teeth remain crooked can cause a host of dental problems down the road. You have perhaps already experienced this. Don’t let it continue! Consult with our team at Wayne Family Orthodontics today.

Your mouth is unique, and your treatment plan will therefore be personalized. A simple exam will show what problems are present, then you will consult with Dr. Muhammad Abey to determine the best course of action for your treatment and care for maximum effectiveness and minimal inconvenience.

Orthodontic braces treatment typically only lasts 12-18 months, depending on the severity of treatment required. This will be discussed in your consultation with our team.

A properly aligned smile can be a huge boost to self-confidence and professionalism. Never underestimate the power of a healthy, beautiful smile!

If you are looking for orthodontics care in the Wayne, New Jersey area, call Wayne Family Orthodontics to schedule an appointment today! Our team will be happy to see you.