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Important Information to Help Prevent Damage Occurring to Your Braces

The metal braces that your orthodontist, Dr. Lee Mahlmann, installed onto your teeth are designed to realign your teeth for a more functional mouth and appealing smile. To do this, your orthodontist will need to apply progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth into each socket. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. Damage to any piece... read more »

Teeth with Braces Need Consistent Oral Hygiene Practices

Your orthodontist, Dr. Lee Mahlmann, installed your braces to gradually realign your teeth for a healthier mouth and a more appealing smile. This is done by applying progressive tension to the periodontal ligaments that are anchoring your teeth into their sockets during your routine adjustment sessions. Complications from tooth decay could very well extend the number of adjustment sessions needed... read more »

Any Damage to Your Braces Is a Serious Cause for Concern

The braces installed by your orthodontist, Dr. Lee Mahlmann, represent a serious investment in having a more functional mouth and a better smile. While your braces are intended to be rather durable, there are still certain things that can bend, loosen or damage a piece of the hardware. This is even more likely if you chew gum or eat sticky... read more »

Athletes with Braces Need to Use a Quality Mouth Guard

While your braces are designed to be durable, they are not impervious to damage. If any part of your braces of mouth is damaged or injured, it could significantly increase the amount of time it takes to reach your ideal alignment. Keeping your teeth and braces clean from residual food particles and plaque, as well as avoiding stick and hard... read more »