Teeth and Braces Need Good Oral Hygiene Habits

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The metal brackets, wires and other hardware components of your new braces represent a functional system capable of correcting the alignment of your teeth. This involves regularly scheduled adjustments with either Dr. Chris Trockel or Dr. Martin Trockel to tighten the braces components and alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in place. Consistent… Read more »

How to Keep Cavities at Bay When Aligning Your Smile with Braces

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Cavities are very inconvenient and troublesome, especially when you have braces. This is why your orthodontist, Dr. Chris Trockel, strongly encourages you to avoid cavities as much as possible while you align your smile with braces. To help you do so, he has some helpful tips for you. First, brush your teeth frequently. It’s recommended… Read more »

You Will Need to Use a Retainer to Ensure Your Teeth Remain in Their New Alignment

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Braces can play a very important role in correcting the alignment and position of your teeth. The successive adjustments at Dr. Chris Trockel’s orthodontic clinic have gradually brought your teeth into their ideal orientation, to give you a more appealing smile while reducing your chances of suffering chipped teeth and dental attrition. Now that this… Read more »

Maintaining Good Oral Health with Braces

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While your braces are not vulnerable to bacterial tooth decay, you should still clean them daily. Food matter and plaque buildup that are trapped in and around braces hardware easily promote tooth decay. This can lead to complications that will significantly increase the amount of time needed to fully realign your teeth. To aid in… Read more »

A Fixed Retainer Needs Regular Care and Cleaning

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A retention period will be required after your braces have been removed. This often involves the use of a removable retainer, like a Hawley retainer, to help hold your teeth in place while any lingering tension in the periodontal ligaments abates. If either set of your front teeth needed significant realignment, your orthodontist, Dr. Chris… Read more »

Helpful Hints to Care for Your Braces

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If you are looking to improve your smile while wearing braces, or are in the process of getting braces, always remember that your daily maintenance of your teeth and gums is paramount for your treatment’s success. Braces can be easily damaged if you are hard on your mouth or fail to take the necessary steps… Read more »