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Traditional braces represent a functional system capable of correcting misaligned teeth. They are a common option for addressing a case of malocclusion and overcrowding. The metal brackets, wires and other hardware components require routine adjustments.

Each of these appointments with our doctor will tension your braces to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth in place. Consistent timing is essential for realigning your teeth in a reasonable amount of time.

Tooth decay and periodontal health problems can complicate the realignment process, which could also increase the amount of time it takes to bring your teeth into their ideal position.

Brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as flossing at least once per day will remove bacterial deposits from your mouth. With consistency, these oral hygiene measures will help prevent cavities and gum disease.

If you are struggling to clean around your braces components, Dr. Frank Celenza might recommend using one or two special oral hygiene tools.

Interdental brushes are sold in small packs. They have tapered brush heads that can help clear away food particles and bacterial deposits from hard to reach areas.

A floss threader can be helpful for inserting the strand around wires and other braces components. It can be very helpful for clearing away plaque and food particles from the gumline.

If you live in the New York, New York, area and you have an alignment issue with your teeth, you should call 212-327-2623 to set up a braces consultation at Celenza, Frank DDS, PC.