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Would you like to know more about braces? If so, Dr. Jacob Spendlove and our dental team are happy to hear it! To help you know a little more about braces in Flagstaff, Arizona, we are happy to share some orthodontic facts with you.

The first fact is that it’s important to deeply clean your teeth regularly when you have braces. This is because food and plaque get stuck in and around the braces hardware, and if they are not removed regularly, you could experience dental issues. Dental issues could lengthen your treatment. So, it’s best to brush and floss after you eat.

The second fact is that there are times when your braces make your teeth tender and sensitive. This is nothing to be alarmed about—it’s normal. The soreness is a sign that your teeth are moving. At this time, it’s best to eat soft foods and take over-the-counter pain medication if necessary to relieve the discomfort.

The third fact is that the length of orthodontic treatment varies with each smile. Typically, patients align their smile for about 18 to 30 months. However, that is not the end of your treatment; you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in the correct positions after your braces are removed.

Now that you know all about braces, you have the information you need to make the right decision for you and your smile. If you are interested in making an appointment, please call Orthodontics, Inc. today at (928) 774-0881 and talk to our friendly orthodontic team. We look forward to helping you along your orthodontic journey!