Because braces and other orthodontic treatments can make it difficult to practice good oral hygiene, your risk for dental problems increases. Brackets and wires can accumulate food particles, and can block areas that need to be flossed or brushed. This makes it even more important to follow the at-home dental hygiene instructions given to you by Dr. Rhoda Lockett here at Lockett Orthodontics. If you neglect your oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment, you become more vulnerable to dental cavities, tooth decay, and gingivitis.
Common dental problems during orthodontic treatment can be avoided by taking extra measures to ensure good oral hygiene standards. This extra effort can:
Below are a few tips on how to make sure your experience with braces won’t hinder your dental health:
Here at Lockett Orthodontics, it’s important to us that your oral hygiene is protected during your orthodontic treatment. For more tips on caring for your teeth or to make an appointment with Dr. Lockett, please contact our Colorado Springs, CO orthodontic office.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920