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The Best Oral Hygiene Aids for Orthodontic Patients

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Cleaning around your braces or fixed orthodontic appliances can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be difficult if you have the right oral hygiene aids. Aside from an everyday toothbrush and floss, here are some great resources to keep next to your bathroom sink:

A Water Flosser — Waterpiks and other brands of water flossers are perfect for cleaning around individual brackets and underneath orthodontic wires. Some even include extra attachments, like small brushes.

Proxa/Proxy-Brush — These tiny tufted brushes have a small handle or can be changed out on a larger holder. They’re perfect for brushing under wires and between brackets, where your larger toothbrush can’t reach.

Disclosing Agents — These products dye plaque pink or purple, so that you can see where you’ve missed. Just be sure to use them in the evenings instead of right before heading out the door in the morning! You’ll want plenty of time to brush away the lingering residue.

Fluoride Mouthwash — No, it doesn’t replace brushing and flossing. But it does strengthen areas that may be susceptible to “white spots” or demineralization (when plaque sets on your tooth for too long.)

Floss Threader — Easily weave your dental floss under and around appliances so that you can still clean between teeth. Although more time consuming than a water flosser, sometimes you need to physically “get in there” and clean between your teeth.

In addition to keeping your routine orthodontic appointments with Dr. Kincer, it’s important to schedule a professional cleaning at least every six months! If you’re looking for a family dentist, we’ll be happy to provide you with a referral. Contact our Marietta office today.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

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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.


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