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Top 3 Ways To Clean Around Your Braces

Young woman wearing orthodontic braces with toothbrush and proxy brush.

If you’re starting your orthodontic journey this year you’ve probably heard of all the do’s and don’ts when it comes to living with braces. It’s important to follow the guidelines to ensure your treatment progresses smoothly. To keep your teeth healthy and your gums happy, your oral hygiene routine becomes an important part of your life in braces. Here are our top 3 ways to keep clean around your braces:

Use an Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes are one of the best ways of keeping your teeth clean while having braces. The rapid automatic motions of the brush bristles, either back and forth or in a circular motion, help to remove plaque and debris from around the braces. Be sure to focus above and below each bracket.

Proxy Brushes

Proxy brushes are the little “Christmas tree” shaped, pipe cleaner-like brushes that come in handy for cleaning between your brackets. They are small enough to slip under the wire and next to the bracket, removing any lodged food debris.

Invest in a Water Flosser

A water flosser is a great addition to your oral hygiene routine if you have braces. The high pressured stream of water blasts away food and buildup to clean around the brackets. It also cleans between teeth, where flossing is more difficult.

Keeping your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment is important for both your oral health and your smile’s appearance. Once you begin treatment, we will go over all that is needed for your oral hygiene routine so that you can feel confident in the months ahead.

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

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Marietta, Georgia 30064

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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. 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.

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  • 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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