Tooth brushing Mistake No.1


While traditional braces work well, they are uncomfortable, unsightly, and make it hard to clean your teeth. One of the great new alternatives to brackets and braces, especially for young people, is Invisalign Teen. This system moves the teeth over time. You can remove the appliance for regular brushing and flossing of the teeth, keeping them free of tartar. The system was especially developed to work for teens that have lost their baby teeth. Plus, the teen gets their teeth straightened without unsightly braces.

What types of braces are available today?

There are three types of braces. There are brackets, lingual brackets, and traditional bands. A fourth type of appliance to move teeth are Invisalign, which moves the teeth without being visible and is an excellent alternative to traditional braces.

Does having braces give you tooth decay? It’s hard to brush with braces.

If you take regular care of your teeth, you should not experience tooth decay while you have braces. There are special toothbrushes and other dental tools made especially to help you keep your teeth clean while you wear braces. Using an alternative to more traditional braces makes it easy to clean your teeth.

What are some of the tooth brushing mistakes made by people with braces?

There are a couple of mistakes made by people when brushing your teeth. Here are some basic rules that will improve the success of tooth brushing and prevent cavities:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss your teeth once a day, even if you have braces
  • Brush every area of your teeth, especially the backs and molar area
  • Use a soft toothbrush to protect tooth enamel
  • Use a cavity preventing toothpaste

If you are living in the Gaffney, SC, area and need to have your teeth straightened, Dr. Nease can recommend the right braces or brace alternatives for your lifestyle. The friendly professionals at Gaffney Orthodontics are available to help you get your most beautiful smile. Our orthodontic office professionals can straighten your smile and keep your bite healthy.

Contact Us Today for an Appointment

Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:

• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics

At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:

Dr. Phil Higginbotham
Dr. Eric Nease

Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700

Tooth brushing Mistake No.1

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