Even though your teeth are now in their perfect positions, you still need to take good care of your smile. In fact, if you fail to do so, you could experience extreme and uncomfortable consequences. So, to help you avoid these consequences and keep your smile in tip-top shape, Dr. Deji Fashemo and our orthodontic team have some tips and recommendations for you.
Tip No. 1: Wear your retainer – If you fail to wear your retainer as recommended, there is a high chance your teeth will shift back into their original positions. This is because there is still tension in the periodontal ligaments after you remove your braces. So, make sure you wear your retainer or you might return to the not-so-aligned smile you despised before orthodontic treatment.
Tip No. 2: Keep up on oral hygiene – As you may already know, it’s extremely important to brush every morning and every night, floss every night, and rinse daily. But, more importantly, you need to schedule a dental cleaning with your dentist after your braces have been removed. It is highly likely that there are crevices and spaces in your mouth that were neglected while you straightened your teeth. If you get a professional dental cleaning, those areas will be cleaned and your smile will be free from the threats of tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues.
Tip No. 3: Wait to whiten – If you wish to whiten your teeth to beautify your smile, it’s recommended to wait about one month before doing so. Waiting will give your sensitive enamel a chance to strengthen itself, which should help reduce sensitivity.
If you use our tips, you’ll be on your way toward a top-notch smile after braces in Allen or Dallas, Texas! To learn more, or if you have any questions about these provided tips, please don’t hesitate to give Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics a call. When you dial or office in Dallas at 972.947.2000, our team will be more than happy to help you! If you would like to talk to a memeber of our team in Allen, TX, call 972-947-2200 today!