Caring for your Smile After Braces
Choosing to improve your smile with braces is a huge commitment. You have to spend time and money and practice a lot of patience to enjoy your beautiful new smile at the end of your treatment. But the commitment to your smile doesn’t stop there. After your braces are removed there are still some things to add to your oral care routine to maintain your smile. Read on to learn about our post-braces care tips.
The first and most important tip to follow after your braces are removed is to wear your retainers per your orthodontist’s directions. Retainers prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position. Dr. Perelmuter and Dr. Goldberg will tell you how often to wear your retainer and the best way to take care of your retainer. Follow their instructions as closely as possible to maintain the perfect smile that you have waited so long for. And if your retainers become loose, are lost or broken get them replaced as soon as possible.
Additionally, maintaining your smile always includes routine brushing and flossing. While this may seem like an obvious tip, it is important to always make brushing and flossing a part of your everyday routine. Brushing and flossing regularly helps to prevent gingivitis and gum disease. The last thing you want to deal with after going through the process of braces is dealing with cavities and other annoyances due to lack of flossing.
Lastly, make sure that regular dental checkups are on your schedule. Professional cleanings and x-rays will ensure that your teeth are well taken care of and healthy.
If you have any questions about retainer care or other questions after your braces have been removed, don’t hesitate or text or call us at Perelmuter & Goldberg Orthodontics. Follow these simple tips and enjoy your new smile for a lifetime!