If You Wear Braces…

Braces aren’t just for children and teenagers anymore! The Placerville Dental Group says it’s never too late to improve your oral health and get the extra confidence that comes from having a bright smile made up of straight teeth. If you are interested in orthodontic treatment, our Placerville dentists are happy to consult with you to see what treatment best meets your individual needs and lifestyle. So, if you are an adult interested in braces or Invisalign, but have been putting it off, start the new year with a new smile. It’ll be worth the wait!

Tips for Adults with Braces

If you choose braces to correct your smile and align teeth, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

Brush daily and carefully. Food is easily caught in braces, so while you use a soft bristle toothbrush to brush your teeth, also clean the brackets and wires. If your regular toothbrush doesn’t do the job, ask us about using an orthodontic brush with specially designed bristles that fit around braces.

Keep flossing even though it takes more time and effort. How can a person with a mouth full of braces still floss effectively? Use floss designed for braces like Den-Tek for Braces or a floss threader with regular floss. Our Placerville dental office also recommends using interdental brushes, available in many different varieties in the oral health care section of supermarkets and pharmacies.

Keep your appointments with the Placerville Dental Group. Visit us for all your appointments and follow-ups because our dentists use these visits to monitor your progress, make adjustments as needed and keep your braces in top shape. Your comfort and well-being is also important to us, so if you need an adjustment or some tips to help with discomfort, we are here to help anytime!

Look and feel your best with help from the Placerville Dental Group! If you are considering braces, Invisalign, or any other orthodontic treatment to improve your smile, we’d love to discuss it with you. Call or check our site for our orthodontic promotional savings and make an appointment for a free consultation today!

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