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YOUR ORAL HYGIENE WITH BRACES
Adopting The Best Habits For Orthodontic Treatment 

BY TS ORTHODONTICS … Asheville, NC’s Favorite Family Orthodontist

No matter which treatment option you go with, some things don’t change. These best practices apply to any and all kinds of braces, and you will probably find that none of the treatment options are flawless or without discomfort. These are some of the basic oral hygiene rules to follow when you have braces, no matter what kind of braces they are.

Brush Often With Braces

When you have braces, brushing your teeth often is one of the most crucial habits to have if you want the end result to be a positive one. There is bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth, food can get caught, and when you have braces food and bacteria have countless new nooks and crannies to hide in and wreak their brand of havoc.

Of course they don’t stand a chance when you brush often. This helps prevent things like cavities, gingivitis, and decalcification (the beginning of a cavity). Of course brushing your teeth is important whether you have braces or not, but the margin for error narrows tremendously when you have braces. So, brush! Better to have a mouth that’s too clean than one that provides questionable housing for bacteria.

Don’t Forget To Floss, Too!

There’s a common misconception that flossing isn’t important, but it truly is, especially as you get older. Some of the things not flossing can eventually lead to are:

  • Gum disease
  • Receding gum line
  • Decalcification
  • Cavities between the teeth

Flossing is a great addition to any oral hygiene routine, especially when you have braces and there are added small spaces for bacteria to hide in.

Pro tip: floss before you brush or, at the very least, use mouth wash after flossing. The reason for this is simple: you’ve just brushed your teeth and then you decide to floss, pulling all that debris and bacteria from between your teeth out onto your nice, clean teeth. If you floss before brushing, it allows you to truly clean and disinfect the spaces between your teeth with your toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouth wash.

Follow Your Asheville Orthodontist’s Instructions

If your Asheville orthodontist tells you not to eat certain foods or to brush your teeth after meals, it’s probably because that’s what’s best for your teeth and the time and financial investment you’ve made in them. Orthodontists are professionals who help people obtain their very best smiles. When you begin your treatment, you’ll receive detailed instructions about what to do, what not to do, and some of the things you can expect when undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Stay Optimistic

There will be moments during your treatment process when you wish you didn’t have braces; this is completely normal. Some of those situations might be if you had an adjustment and it was especially uncomfortable, if your mouth feels tender and you’re craving a specific food item, or if you have a sore in your mouth from a bracket.

If you’re facing a challenge like this, remember that you’re on your way to a gorgeous smile! Once your braces are taken off, you’ll feel phenomenal and be able to eat whatever foods you want again. Bonus? You’ll have a beautifully aligned smile you can be proud of. If you’re working with us at TS Orthodontics, you’ll be traveling your shortest distance to a great smile.

If you’re ready to find out which treatment option works best for you and make a commitment to your best smile today, give us a call at 828.254.4602. With great patient perks like short wait times, same day appointments, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, we’re the right choice for the Asheville area! Call us today for your complimentary Smile Analysis. We’re here to help!


ABOUT TS ORTHODONTICS OF ASHEVILLE, NC

At TS Orthodontics in Asheville NC, we take great pride in providing you the best treatment options by having the most advanced technology available. With TS Orthodontics you can enjoy treatment times up to 29% faster than with traditional metal braces. We provide so many options from Invisalign® to SureSmile to even braces placed behind your teeth. During a 100% no-obligation and 100% free TS Orthodontics Smile Analysis we will assess yours or your child’s unique mouth.

TS Orthodontics in Asheville NC understands the importance of making braces affordable. That is why we offer affordable payment plans for braces with 0% down!

When you are ready, click here to schedule your TS Orthodontics Smile Analysis which includes a comprehensive exam, personalized consultation, x-rays, and even 3-d computer modeling ($249 value, yours free).

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Build Confidence & Improve Your Smile

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ASHEVILLE, NC’S FAVORITE
ORTHODONTICS OFFICE

4 Vanderbilt Park Dr
#110
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: 828-254-4602

Office Hours:
Mon - Thur: 7AM – 6PM
Friday: 7AM – 12PM
Saturday (By Appointment): 8AM – 12PM

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ORTHODONTICS OFFICE

310 South Main St.
Marion, NC 28752

Phone: 828-652-7341

Office Hours:
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM

RUTHERFORDTON, NC’S FAVORITE
ORTHODONTICS OFFICE

151 McBrayer Dr.Rutherfordton,
NC 28139

Phone: 828-288-6262

Office Hours:
Monday: 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 5PM

Asheville, Marion, and Rutherfordton, NC Orthodontists, Dr. Tim Scanlan and Dr. Renee Carlson of TS Orthodontics offer the most advanced braces for children, teens and adults, including Invisalign, Acceledent, braces behind your teeth, traditional metal braces and orthodontic treatment. Call us today for a free consultation for braces at one of three convenient orthodontic offices in Asheville, Marion, or Rutherfordton, NC

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