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Your orthodontic braces are made from a variety of different components. They need to be tightened at regular intervals to aid in the process of realigning your teeth. Each of these sessions will minutely stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor each tooth in its dental socket.

Preventing cavities and maintaining good oral health throughout the realignment process is especially important. Treating tooth decay and dealing with periodontal health complications could potentially delay your regularly schedule adjustment. This could extend the amount of time needed to correct the alignment of your teeth.

Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once is very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. At the same time you also need to attend your routine dental cleaning and exams at Dr. Chad Callahan’s clinic.

This brief outpatient appointment is designed to remove plaque buildup and tartar from your teeth while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth. If Dr. Chad Callahan finds a trouble spot, he can address it before the problem develops into something more serious.

If you live in the Pensacola, Florida, area and you have a question about how to maintain good oral health, with braces, you can always call 850-478-8844 to schedule an appointment with an orthodontist at Shehee and Callahan Family Orthodontics.