TIPS FOR SPRING CLEANING YOUR BRACES

As spring quickly approaches, you’re probably getting ready to spring clean your house. Well, as you make your plans, it’s best to include a spring clean for your braces. That’s right—you can spring clean your braces! In fact, spring cleaning your braces can help you have the top-notch appliance you…

As spring quickly approaches, you’re probably getting ready to spring clean your house. Well, as you make your plans, it’s best to include a spring clean for your braces. That’s right—you can spring clean your braces! In fact, spring cleaning your braces can help you have the top-notch appliance you need to reach the smile of your dreams. So, our orthodontists, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele, encourage you to spring clean your braces by doing the following things:

-Visit your dentist for a professional dental cleaning: A professional dental cleaning is the proper first step to spring cleaning your smile. This is because it deeply cleans your teeth and gums and removes the plaque, tartar and other harmful substances that can damage the smile. This can help you keep cavities and gum disease at bay, so make sure to call your dentist and schedule an appointment.

-Replace your toothbrush: It’s important to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the toothbrush bristles are worn down. Typically, when you brush with braces, the bristles get worn down quicker. So, if your toothbrush bristles are frayed, it’s time to replace the brush!

-Invest in a water flosser: A water flosser can help you spring clean your smile because it sprays a strong stream of water into the mouth and cleans the crevices. This can make flossing with braces much easier than flossing with dental floss. So, feel free to spring clean your smile with a water flosser.

Do you have questions about how to spring clean your braces in Las Vegas, Nevada? If so, please contact our office at 702-243-3300. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you!

BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTIC CARE

Orthodontic care is a common sight, among pre-teens and teenagers and now, more and more frequently, among adults. Here are some benefits of obtaining a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment is used to treat malocclusion, or “bad bites.” Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are too crowded or crooked,…

Orthodontic care is a common sight, among pre-teens and teenagers and now, more and more frequently, among adults. Here are some benefits of obtaining a straighter smile through orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic treatment is used to treat malocclusion, or “bad bites.” Malocclusion occurs when the teeth are too crowded or crooked, or the top and bottom jaws don’t line up properly when the jaws are closed. Some people inherit these problems from their parents; other causes include oral injury, mistimed tooth loss, or thumb-sucking.

Orthodontic care can help correct the damage done by malocclusion, as well as help stave off damage in the future. If you choose not to treat malocclusion, you may continue experiencing problems, such as:

-difficulty chewing

-uneven wear on tooth enamel

-tooth loss

-affected speaking

-gum disease

-jaw problems

Luckily, orthodontic treatment can help prevent these problems. Orthodontic care can begin at any age, however, orthodontists usually wait until a person is at least 8 years old. Adult orthodontic care is becoming more popular as time goes on; treatment options are becoming more discreet and orthodontia is becoming more socially acceptable for people over 18.

Depending on how severe the malocclusion is, and which treatment options are available, treatment will likely take 1-3 years. This will probably be followed by a period of time wearing a retainer, to ensure that your teeth remain in place and your investment doesn’t go to waste.

For more information, call Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics in Las Vegas, Nevada, at 702-243-3300.  Dr. R. Cree Hamilton and our team are happy to help!