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Braces are a common orthodontic solution for correcting deviations in the alignment of your teeth. After they have been installed in your mouth by Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla they will still require routine adjustments.

Each of these appointments will tighten the orthodontic hardware. This will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your teeth in your mouth. Through the course of multiple adjustments, your teeth will eventually attain their ideal alignment and position in your mouth.

Maintaining healthy gums throughout the alignment process is very important. Gum disease complications can affect the integrity of your periodontal tissues. It can also increase the mild discomfort that might be immediately followed by each adjustment.

Along with brushing each morning and night, thoroughly flossing your teeth at least once each day will help maintain healthy gums and prevent cavities.

If you’re having trouble flossing around wires or other braces components, you might want to try using waxed dental floss or a floss threader. This will help easily work the dental floss strand in place to help remove plaque and residual food particles trapped in the gumline.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla’s orthodontic clinic in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 440-243-9575 to speak to a staff member at 360 Orthodontics.