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Oral Hygiene

We understand the specific challenges in oral hygiene that orthodontic patients face. It is our pleasure to share ways in which cleaning your braces can be both easier and more effective. By combining your diligent oral hygiene efforts at home with the expertise and skill of Dr. Iaculli at our East Cobb office, your orthodontic treatment can produce the superior results you hope for.

East Cobb Orthodontics recommends the following products and techniques to help you care for your braces or orthodontic appliances:

Interdental Toothbrush

A Proxabrush is an interdental (between the teeth) toothbrush that you may use to clean underneath and around your wires and brackets. This hygiene tool will help you to clean your braces while maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Antibacterial Mouthwash

Peroxyl is a hydrogen peroxide antiseptic mouth rinse that will reduce inflammation to your gums and cheeks, a common symptom of orthodontic patients. Peroxyl helps prevent infection and decreases irritation that may develop from your braces. You may use Peroxyl up to four times daily following your schedule for brushing. Peroxyl can be used for general irritation caused by your braces or for canker sores, cheek bites and other minor temporary injuries to the gums.

Topical Fluoride

Pro-Den is a sodium fluoride gel that helps prevent tooth decay while you are wearing braces by killing bacteria and replacing minerals in tooth enamel that have been exposed to harmful acids. The use of Pro-Den does not replace daily brushing and flossing but should be done following your daily schedule at bedtime.

Cleaning Your Removable Appliance

It is important to brush your removable appliance every day when you brush your teeth. Rinse with cool water, allow it to air dry and store it in your plastic case. You may soak it in mouthwash for an hour if you wish. If your appliance has any stainless steel wires that are joined with solder, you should not use denture or retainer cleaning tablets.

As always, contact us if you have further questions regarding your orthodontic appliance or braces care. Keeping your mouth healthy during orthodontic treatment is critical.

Our Patient Reviews

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 227 reviews

My experience with braces was excellent. The staff at East Cobb Orthodontics are all professional and caring people. The facility is clean and bright. The time that was projected was accurate. I highly recommend East Cobb Orthodontics!

Irene B.

Everybody here is always nice and answers any questions I may have. They are very considerate when it comes to treatment because they know how uncomfortable it may be sometimes. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful smile.

Sophia B.

East Cobb Orthodontics is very modern in their way of approaching orthodontics. They also make sure that you know what they are doing and what they plan on doing in the future.

Frank H.

I would recommend East Cobb Orthodontics to everyone! The staff is incredibly nice and helpful, always greeting you with a smile. I have enjoyed my time at East Cobb Orthodontics, and I am especially thankful for the wonderful smile they have given me.

Alex E.

Dr I's office is so friendly and fun! My daughter and I got braces together. No matter how many extra visits we needed for poking wires, extra rubber bands or wax, the staff was always very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Dr I's orthodontics to anyone who wants a beautiful smile and lots of fun along the way!

Laura L.

My experience at East Cobb Orthodontics was a very positive one. Not only was every one of the employees nice and welcoming but they all remember your name and make you feel like you are apart of their family. I would highly recommend them because the service is great and my teeth have never looked better.

Isabella S.

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