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The metal brackets, wires and other hardware components of traditional braces are often used by orthodontists like Dr. Tuhina Roy to correct misaligned teeth. This creates a functional system capable of stretching and altering the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth into your gums.

Through the course of regularly scheduled adjustments, your teeth will gradually be moved closer to their ideal alignment. This will provide you with a more appealing smile and teeth that are less likely to suffer from dental fractures and tooth enamel attrition.

It’s important to note that problems with tooth decay and gum disease can complicate the realignment process. This can cause increase after your regularly scheduled adjustments or an increase in the total amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth.

You need to remember to thoroughly brush your teeth and braces each morning and night. This should also be followed by flossing between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day. If you are having trouble cleaning a specific area you might want to try using an interdental brush, floss threader, or a water flosser device.

If you have any other oral hygiene questions, Dr. Tuhina Roy can help give you tips to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

If you live in the Little Falls, New Jersey, area and you have misaligned teeth, you can always call 973-785-3035 to set up a braces consultation appointment at Troy Orthodontics.