braces should brush their teeth after every
meal. It is recommended that children hold
the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and
brush along the gum line. Brushing often and
properly, in addition to dental cleanings
every six months from San Jose orthodontists
at Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists
Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc., is an important
way to reduce the
risk of cavities and gingivitis (bleeding of
Children should also floss at least once a
day. San Jose orthodontics by Top Best *8*
San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H.
Kim, DDS, Inc. recommends the use of floss threaders
in conjunction with standard floss or super
floss to help floss under and between
brackets and wires.
On the day your child has his or her braces
put on, detailed instructions will be given
on brushing, flossing and diet.
Orthodontic appliances from San Jose
orthodontics by Top Best *8* San Jose
Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. must be in place and
intact at all times for the treatment to
work properly. If your child's bands,
brackets or wires break, please contact our
office for an appointment as soon as
possible. If your child's wires break and
your child is experiencing some discomfort,
we recommend that you use wax to cover the
sharp end of the wire.
During treatment your child may wear elastic
bands to aid in tooth movement. If your
child runs out of elastics or misplaces
them, please contact our department and we
will be happy to mail more elastics to you.
Please remember that children need to wear
their elastics at all times.
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