Hooray for braces! Their results are amazing! Your brilliant new smile will ‘wow’ all of your people! The benefits of braces are many. You will enjoy your aligned and smart smile. Your dental health will thank you because aligned teeth lead to healthy teeth as well.
However, the means to that aligned end can have its challenges. One challenge some patients have with braces is flossing. Suddenly there are obstacles to maneuvering in, around, and through teeth and gums. Even though there are struggles with flossing with braces on, it’s important to maintain this important daily routine. If you’re not flossing, it could lead to tooth decay, gum disease or periodontal disease.
There are some flossing tools available to help you or your child complete the necessary flossing daily habit.
- A Waterpik is a tool that utilizes water to clean your teeth in the same way that floss does. The forced water that is expelled from the Waterpik tip will forcefully (yet gently) breaks away any plaque that may be hiding from the bristle of your toothbrush.
- A floss threader is a disposable tool that is easy to purchase. They are found in any store that sells toothpaste or toothbrushes. They literally pull floss around and through the metal brackets that are attached to your teeth, so you can floss as usual.
Dr. Neil Uffner at Broad Street Braces is thrilled to create beautiful smiles that give you a lasting confidence. Call and book your appointment today, so you can get on the road to a beautiful and confident smile.