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3 Must-Haves for Keeping Your Braces Clean

Orthodontic Patient in Chair

One of the most important things about braces is having great oral hygiene during your orthodontic treatment. When your braces stay clean, you don’t have to worry about decalcification around your appliances or surprise cavities once all of your braces finally come off.

Here’s what you really “need” to have if you’re about to invest in a new set of braces:

An Electric Toothbrush
Powered toothbrushes offer hundreds to thousands of more brush strokes than what you’ll be capable of if you’re brushing by hand. Over the course of your orthodontic treatment that can mean night and day for your gum health and overall oral hygiene.

A Water Flosser
Yes, they’re messy, but water flossers are excellent for cleaning around your braces as well as between your teeth. Depending on the type of water flosser that you buy, some have interchangeable tips with small brushes on the end (to clean around brackets.) If you’re worried about the mess, consider getting a portable one or a design that hooks up to your shower head, so that it can be used in the bathtub.

Proxy Brushes
Those small little tapered brushes are great for cleaning underneath your orthodontic wires and between brackets after meals. They reach where a toothbrush can’t and come in handy for larger areas of buildup that accumulate throughout the day.

We’re Always Here to Help
The team at William R. Kincer – Orthodontist will show you or your child how to effectively clean around braces to keep your smile healthy year-round. Having trouble reaching a particular area? Just let us know – we’ll discuss what options are available to help. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

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  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

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  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

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  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

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  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.

    Franny

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