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Not everyone's teeth are perfectly straight. In fact, many people have crooked or overcrowded teeth. If your dentist thinks your teeth need straightening, he or she may refer you to an orthodontist, a dentist who specializes in this type of treatment. During treatment, fixed braces or a removable appliance may be worn to gradually move teeth to their correct position in the mouth.
While it is most common during childhood and adolescence (from around age eight and up), an increasing number of adults today are also opting for orthodontic treatment.
It varies, but it may take from 18 to 30 months to complete. For adults, treatment may take a little longer because the facial bones have stopped growing. But whatever your age, keeping your teeth and gums healthy during orthodontic treatment will help keep treatment time on track.
The key to healthy teeth and gums is proper plaque removal every day. Plaque is the sticky coloriess film of bacteria that is constantly forming on your teeth and, left to build up, is one of the main causes to tooth decay and gum disease. Follow these simple guidelines and you'll be off to a great start
• Brush your teeth and braces at least three times a day (and especially after eating).
• Clean between teeth at least once daily and definitely just before you go to bed.
• Use a fluoride toothpaste, fluoride is proven to help prevent cavities.
• Use a fluoride mouth rinse at least once daily to help reduce the risk of cavities.
• Try to carry your toothbrush and floss with you at all times so that you can clean your teeth even when you are not at home.
At first, doing a good job removing plaque from your teeth and along the dumline may seem difficult with braces. But keep at it: with a bit of practice, it will get easier! Following these tips can also help:
• First, take off any elastic bands and removable parts (like headgear).
• One recommended brushing method is to place your brush at 45° angle to the gum. Apply gentle pressure as you brush with a short back-and-forth motion, cleaning each tooth individually for about 10 seconds.
• Use the same brushing motion on all inner and outer tooth surfaces.
• Don't forget to brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth and make sure you reach the teeth in the back, too.
• Finish by cleaning around your braces, brushing first from the top and then from the bottom. Brush gently and take care not to break or bend any of the brackets or wires.
Yes, your dentist and orthodontist will work together with you to help you do the best job possible in caring for your teeth and gums.ep smiling!
Wearing braces requires patience and discipline. However, the result of treatment can be more than just a healthy smile: often, your orthodontist is preventing bigger problems from developing later.
Proper oral care at home is important because it will help keep your treatment time on course and might even help reduce it. Furthermore, it will contribute to the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

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