If you just finished wearing braces or invisalign teeth aligners, no matter how long you spent wearing them, there's still plenty of upkeep once you get them off. Teeth maintenance after braces is permanent if you want to keep that new, great looking smile. Here are tips to on how to care for your teeth once you're done with braces.
Care for your gums
If you had wire braces, your gums are in need of a little care. It is difficult keeping gums as healthy as they should be, because of the difficulty of flossing with braces. If your gums are slightly puffy, rinse with hot salt water three times a day until they are firm again.
Schedule a dentist appointment
There is a good chance your teeth were slightly neglected while you wore braces so once you're finished, schedule a check up, cleaning and dental x-rays with your dentist, especially if you wore metal braces, to check for tooth decay.
Whiten your teeth
After your braces come off, let them shine again with a teeth whitening. In-office whitening is the best for teens and for those who want to whiten without sensitivity.
Far too many people choose not to wear their retainers after invisalign or braces. But if you don’t wear your retainer regularly, your teeth will move back to their original position before treatment. Believe it or not, you should wear your retainers every night for the rest of your life if you want your teeth to stay straight.
For dental care before, during or after braces, contact Dream Smile Dental.
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