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Each tooth in your mouth is anchored in its specific dental socket by strong periodontal ligaments. The health of these connective tissues and your gums is very important for the process of realigning your teeth with braces.

Each of your routine adjustment sessions at Wendy Chen Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic is designed to apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments. This will gradually stretch them as they come closer and closer to their ideal position.

If you develop cavities or periodontal health problems it can cause discomfort while also extending the duration of the realignment process.

It’s important to brush your teeth and braces twice each day. You should also make sure to floss between each of your teeth as well as into the gumline. These basic steps are very important for removing food particles and plaque to maintain good oral hygiene.

If you have trouble cleaning or flossing a particular area, you might want to try using an interdental brush, floss threader, or a dental water flosser. These special oral hygiene tools can help clean hard to reach places in your mouth.

If you had braces installed at Wendy Chen Orthodontics’s orthodontic clinic in Colleyville, Texas, and you have an oral hygiene concern, you can always call 817-581-4031 to speak to Dr. Wendy Chen or a member of her staff.