How to choose an orthodontist

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7.  However, you are never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Adults represent a significant percentage of patients in most orthodontic practices.
With fewer orthodontists to choose from than dentists, making the decision on who you’d like to treat your orthodontic needs is an important one. While all orthodontists have completed dental school and specialty training, not all are the same. Here are some helpful things to consider when choosing an orthodontist to help ensure you make the best decision for your family. Before selecting your orthodontist, consider the following: Orthodontist’s level of experience and years in practice Office location and distance from home, school, and office Quality of work apparent in before-and-after photos Technology level and variety of treatment options How clearly your diagnosis and treatment plan were explained to you

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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.

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

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