When it comes to your successful orthodontic treatment you are the most important member of the team at Renick Orthodontics. Our orthodontist, Dr. Michele Renick will talk more with you about how to live with braces or aligners at your appointment, and on this page you can learn how to care for your smile. If you have any questions about braces, aligners and oral hygiene in Sunbury and Galena, Ohio, call 740-936-5003 today.
Our goal at Renick Orthodontics is to provide you with a healthy, functional smile. While you are wearing braces (as at any time), it is essential that you maintain good oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene may be a bit more difficult with braces, but it is important that you take good care of your smile so you can prevent dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease and demineralization which can lead to permanent white scars on the teeth. If left untreated, these problems can cause more serious oral health issues and even prolong your orthodontic treatment.
To keep your smile healthy while you have braces, our orthodontist and team encourage you to follow these guidelines:
(pipe cleaner /Christmas Tree brush)
Our staff at Renick Orthodontics will provide detailed instructions on how to brush and floss with braces and aligners when you begin treatment. At each appointment, they will help you identify areas you may be missing or areas of concern which may be leading to gum disease, scarring or decay. We are happy to work with our patients to improve the hygiene so that we provide you with a healthy, beautiful smile at the end of treatment.
If you would like more information about how to maintain good oral hygiene with braces, we invite you to contact our office today. We are eager to speak with you!