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The orthodontic braces components installed in your mouth by Dr. Derick Phan represent a significant investment in correcting your misaligned teeth. It involves regularly attending adjustment appointments with our orthodontist to alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in the sockets.

With consistent timing, this process will eventually correct the alignment of your teeth to improve the effectiveness of your bite pattern. It will also help to improve the appearance of your smile.  

It’s very important to maintain healthy gums and teeth throughout the realignment process. This can help reduce any mild discomfort you might feel after an adjustment. Periodontal health conditions and cavities can also increase the amount of time it takes to correct the alignment of your teeth.

Thoroughly brushing your teeth each morning and evening as well as remembering to floss at least once per day will help clear away plaque and bacterial deposits. This will go a long way toward preventing oral health problems.  

If you are struggling to floss around certain pieces of orthodontic hardware, you might want to try using waxed dental floss and a simple floss threader tool. This can help work the strand into place and allow you to thoroughly clean the gumline.

During your daily routine, you should also remember to clean behind each of your back molars. These areas can also trap bacterial deposits that could significantly impact the health of your gums.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Derick Phan’s orthodontic clinic in San Jose, California, and you have an oral hygiene concern or question you can always call 408.251.7901 to speak to a staff member at Phan Orthodontics.