Should I brush or floss first?

When it comes to brushing and flossing, it doesn't really matter whether your brush or floss first.  the goal for both is to disrupt the plaque on the surface of your teeth.  Brushing and flossing is the best way to remove decay-causing plaque from your teeth and help maintain optimal oral health.  While tooth brushing removes plaque from tooth surfaces, it can't do the entire job of removing plaque. Cleaning between the teeth daily with floss removes debris from between the teeth where your toothbrush cannot reach.  Some may say doing one thing before the other is better, just remember the important thing is to do both. Brushing Your Teeth and Flossing with Braces. To remove plaque, you should brush around all parts of your dental braces and all of the surfaces of your teeth. Ideally, you should brush after every meal or snack. If you can't brush right away, rinse your mouth well with water.  You should try to floss at least once per day.

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Brookfield Invisalign

Invisalign is an effective alternative to metal braces for patients and available in Brookfield at Dr Todd Connell Orthodontic Studio.

Invisalign, Brookfield, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Brookfield Invisalign, Oak Creek InvisalignInvisalign is a series of clear overlay templates, called aligners, which have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. This system is usually available only to more mature patients who are willing to comply with the necessary 23-hour-a-day wear time. Invisalign aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that is worn over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Connell plans for you.

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten—just a new set of aligners to put in approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. Plus, most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.

As one of the Milwaukee area’s top Orthodontists, Dr. Connell and his staff work to deliver outstanding outcomes and create an warm, friendly experience each time you visit.

Invisalign Offered in Brookfield by

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Dr Todd Connell Orthodontics
17100 W North Ave Brookfield, WI 53005

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Ceramic Braces or Metal Braces?

Ceramic braces stay on your teeth as well as metal braces and are resistant against breaking and chipping.

What is nice about Ceramic braces is that they won't be noticed very easily unless the wearer calls your attention to them.  They are also blended  with teeth matching colors to make them blend in and make them almost invisible.  Ceramic braces can also be less irritating for your gums compared to the feeling of metal against your teeth. MaintenanceOrthodontist, ortodontics, It is best to brush twice a day if you are using ceramic braces.  Brushing immediately after meals well help keep the ligatures from developing stains. Certain circumstances may call for metal braces instead of ceramic braces due to how extensive your teeth correction is. Dr Connell will be able to advise you on your options and are available at our Brookfield and Oak Creek Locations.

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After Invisalign Treatment Care

Dr Connell provides Invisalign treatments in Brookfield and Oak Creek Wi and strives to help you maintain your smile after your treatment.

It is very important that you continue to take care of your teeth after your Invisalign Treatment.  After your finished wearing Invisalign your should remember to:

Wear Your Retainer:

You will probably be required to wear a retainer after your Invisalign Treatment, to prevent your teeth from moving back into their original positions.

Brush and Floss

You have a straight smile, lets make sure it is bright and healthy too.  You should remember to continue to regularly brush and floss your teeth for good oral health.

Avoid Hard or Tough to Chew Foods

Avoiding foods that are difficult to chew is recommended, especially since your teeth can be more sensitive during this time.

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