Oral Hygiene

Having a clean mouth is important. It gives you fresh breath and a nicer-looking smile. Brushing and flossing removes a thin sticky film of bacteria that grows on your teeth. This sticky film, called plaque, is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.

Brushing

You will notice that it is much harder to keep your teeth clean with braces. Food becomes caught in the brackets and between your teeth. Brushing after meals and flossing will help prevent plaque from forming and should become part of your daily schedule. Use a soft toothbrush and brush at a 45-degree angle to the tooth in small circles above and below the brackets. Your toothbrush will wear out faster because of your appliances, so be sure to replace it whenever the bristles start to fray.

If plaque remains on the teeth for any length of time, it can leave a permanent white scar on the surface. A waterpik or an electric toothbrush can be a useful addition, however, please continue to see your dentist at least every 6 months for regular dental cleanings.

Flossing

Flossing with braces takes a few minutes to master, but the effort is well worth it. The first step to flossing is getting the floss under the wire that connects the braces together. A floss threader will help you get the dental floss underneath your archwires. Dental floss with a stiff end is also available. It is pre-cut and is very easy to insert underneath archwires.

Once the floss is under the archwire it can be wrapped around the tooth on one side. The floss is then pushed up toward the gum line

Welcome to Our Practice

Island Smile Orthodontics

Is dedicated to providing you and your family with professional and personal orthodontic care. We strive to provide a setting where patients and their families can develop a bond with our team, knowing that their needs are of supreme importance to us. We treat every patient with dignity, respect and appreciation. Our purpose is not only to straighten teeth, but to improve lives through a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

When committing to orthodontic treatment, you are entering a long-term and special relationship with the orthodontist and his entire staff. A high level of caring and communication between patient, family and the orthodontic provider is vital to the ultimate success of treatment.

Our doctors and team set high standards of excellence for themselves and those to whom they provide service. During each visit, Dr. Rahimi or Dr. Newton will communicate treatment progress and any special instructions for the patient and parents.

Island Smile Orthodontics

Grand Cayman Orthodontics

What Makes Our Office So Unique?

  • Dr. Rahimi and Dr. Newton will personally diagnose your case and see you at every visit until your new smile has been achieved.
  • We are known for the incredible level of service we provide, and the fabulous results we are able to achieve. We are proud of our warm, home-like atmosphere, where patients and family are greeted and treated like guests.
  • You will always be able to reach us at either our office or our emergency number.
  • Most insurance plans are accepted. To help maximize your insurance benefits, we will submit forms for you to your insurance company.
  • Most importantly, we treat you like family, and that simple concept will make your treatment an extraordinary experience for all. We will do our best because we want each patient to have the best possible smile and feel comfortable in recommending us to their friends.