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Helpful Videos

Helpful Videos

Braces take some time getting used to, and even if you were a champion brusher and flosser before, you may find it confusing or difficult to clean your teeth with all of the brackets and wires in the way. Our orthodontists and team at Knoxville Orthodontics are here to answer your questions and help you learn how to care for your teeth and braces properly during your orthodontic treatment! Browse the videos below for helpful tips and guidance for your at-home orthodontic care in Knoxville, Tennessee. If you would like to learn more, you can call 865-522-7572 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kristin Knierim.

How To Brush Your Teeth With Braces


Brush the top of your braces at a 45-degree angle, then do the same for the bottom of your braces.

How To Floss Your Teeth With Braces


Thread the floss between your brackets to floss between your teeth.

Tools for Caring for Your Braces


Tools for caring for your braces include a toothbrush, floss threaders, floss, a proxy brush and orthodontic wax. We also offer some tips for dealing to dental discomfort or broken brackets.

Foods To Avoid with Braces


Eating hard, crunchy or sticky foods can cause your brackets to fall off or bend the wires of your braces.

How To Brush Your Teeth With Braces


Use your toothbrush to thoroughly remove plaque surrounding your braces.

How To Use a Proxy Brush With Braces


Use a proxy brush to brush between your brackets.

How To Deal With Pokey Wires


Use orthodontic wax to deal with pokey wires until you are able to visit our office.

How To Care for Your Retainer


Remember to brush your retainer and keep it in a safe container when you are not using it.

Advanced Technology


The high tech Knoxville Orthodontics uses allows us to provide the most efficient orthodontic care possible.

Our advanced technology improves the accuracy of your treatment, which gives you better, lasting results.

Our advanced technology includes 3D printing, which we use to create custom orthodontic appliances that straighten your smile and maintain the alignment of your teeth for a more aesthetic appearance.

In combination with our technology, we develop a treatment plan created just for you and your smile.



11213 W Point Dr,
Knoxville 37934

Phone:  (865) 522-7572

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