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Here at Blais Orthodontics, our orthodontist, Dr. Merissa Blais, often uses traditional metal braces to correct the alignment of teeth. This treatment is especially common for addressing an underbite, overbite, diastema, or overcrowding issue.

Preventing cavities and maintaining a healthy mouth is very important throughout the realignment process. Treating active areas of tooth decay can potentially delay your adjustments and increase the duration of the realignment process.

It’s important to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as to make a conscious effort to floss at least once per day. These habits will help remove bacterial deposits and food matter before they can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.

Your routine dental checkups are also very important. These outpatient appointments will actively remove plaque buildup and tartar from your teeth while also monitoring the general health of your mouth. If a trouble spot is detected, it can be addressed and treated before it develops into a more serious oral health condition.

If you had braces installed at Dr. Merissa Blais’s orthodontic clinic in Scarsdale, New York, and if you have an concerns about how to maintain good oral hygiene with your braces, you can always call 914.472.9595 to speak to a member of Blais Orthodontics.