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Best Ways to Clean Around Braces

Pediatric Patient Marietta GA

New to wearing braces? Or perhaps you’ve been in orthodontic appliances for some time, but you’re on the hunt for the best way to keep them clean. Here are some great investments to have on hand to ensure you’re reaching all of that hard-to-access leftover food and plaque.

Proxy/Proxa Brushes
These tufted brushes are slim and easy to use between your brackets. They’re great for brushing the sides of each bracket underneath the orthodontic wire. 

Water Flossers
Water flossers can reach deep between teeth and under gums, flushing out debris when flossing is difficult.

Electric Toothbrushes
Powered toothbrushes basically do the work for you. All you have to do is place them where they need to be, then hold them there for several seconds.

Soft-Bristled Toothbrush
You might be thinking, “a hard or extra-hard toothbrush will clean my teeth better.” Actually, it doesn’t. Stiff bristles don’t flex and bend around curves or appliances; they’re more likely to skip them over. Use a soft or extra-soft brush instead.

Regular Dental Checkups
Be sure to schedule regular six-month dental cleanings while you’re in braces. In fact, some people prefer to get their teeth cleaned as often as every 3-4 months while they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Your dental team will have special tools on hand to clean all of those hard-to-reach spaces before serious complications develop. 

Super Floss and Floss Threaders
Thick, tufted floss or a special floss threader makes it possible to weave the strand under wires and around spaces that a brush can’t reach. Just because you’re in braces doesn’t mean you can give up on flossing!

For a personalized oral hygiene routine while you’re in braces, contact William R. Kincer – Orthodontist.

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!!

    Lindsay D
  • 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!!!

    Jen B
  • 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!

    Brittany B
  • 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.

    Shannon R
  • 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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