The alignment and position of your child’s teeth can have a significant bearing on the long term integrity of their teeth as well as their self-image. Fortunately, Dr. Molayem correct the functionality of their teeth while also providing them with a more appealing smile, by installing braces into their mouth.
Once they have been secured in place, Dr. Molayem will need to tighten and adjust the braces hardware every four to six weeks. Each of these sessions will gradually apply tension to the periodontal ligaments to bring each tooth closer to its intended orientation.
Damage to their braces or complications from newly formed cavities can alter the progressive tension. This can significantly increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your child’s teeth.
If your son or daughter complains about hard to clean areas in their mouth, you might want to provide them with one or two special oral hygiene tools.
The small angled brush head of an interdental brush can help remove food material from some of the hard to reach areas around braces hardware. They might also find it especially helpful for removing food particles from spaces and the contours of bands.
A dental water flosser like Waterpik® generates a focused stream of water that can help loosen and wash away food particles and plaque.
A floss threader with waxed dental floss can help them work the strand between teeth and around wires to effective clean the gumline.
If your son or daughter had braces installed at Dr. Molayem’s orthodontic clinic in Beverly Hills, CA, and you have oral hygiene questions, you can always call 310-693-5926 to speak to a staff member at Beverly Hills Braces.