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invisalign elite preferred provider

Dr. Emma is nationally awarded Elite Preferred Provider Status for her extensive experience using Invisalign since its first introduction in 1999. She is among the top 1% of Invisalign certified specialists in North America.

Please contact Dr. Emma’s office with any questions or to schedule your free initial consultation.

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Brushing Teeth with Braces

Brushing

  • Brushing is very important, especially with braces
  • Your teeth were cleaned before braces were placed on with a special toothpaste that removes all bacteria and plaque
  • The area under your braces will remain clean and protected by the brackets
  • Your job is to keep everything around them just as clean for the duration of your treatment
  • You should brush your teeth AT LEAST after every meal – 3 times a day, 2 minutes each time
  • If you do not take proper care of your teeth during treatment you will be left with permanent white marks (decalcifications) on your teeth that do not go away. The white marks may eventually become cavities.
  • If your gums become puffy and swollen, it will make your regular adjustments and brushing uncomfortable, brackets will break more easily, and the progress of your treatment will slow down. Continue to brush your gums in circular motions. You may also want to brush your gums with mouthwash daily to shrink them
  • At least once each day, spend a few moments with a mirror checking the appliances to make sure that they are thoroughly clean and in good shape.

brushing with your toothbrush (soft bristles only): when? after every meal. If you cannot brush right away, rinse well with water. 1. Use a dry brush with a small amount of toothpaste. Place bristles where gum and teeth meet. 2. use circular, vibrating motions around the gum lines, 10 seconds on each tooth. 3. Brush slowly, each arch separately, every tooth, 4. brush the lower theeth up and the upper reeth down. Bruh your tongue and the roof of your mouth too! 5. carefully pull unwaxed floss between wire and braces. A floss threader may be helpful. 6. Floss carefully around the braces. 7. Floss carefully around the gum area. Special brushes can be used for hard-to-clean places. 8. Floss carefully around each tooth.