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Life After Braces

December 22, 2021
life after braces

The feeling after you finally get your braces off is amazing! Your smile has never looked better and you’re ready to show it off to the world. But did you know that getting your braces off doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear for the rest of your life? Teeth can shift slightly over time and undo some of the work that your braces did. The braces and your orthodontist did their part, now it’s up to you to keep your smile perfect. Learn the things to help you keep your smile looking beautiful forever.

Wear Your Retainer:

Your retainer is the very best defense against shifting teeth. Wear it exactly as your orthodontist recommends, and it should keep your teeth from moving over time.

Remember the Value:

Braces are an investment in both money AND time. Remember what it took to get your smile looking the way it did. When you value that investment, you’ll be more likely to take care of it.

Regular Dental Checkups:

You may be finished in the orthodontist’s chair, but it’s really important to keep seeing your general dentist regularly. Make appointments for checkups twice a year for regular cleanings and exams.

Guard Your Mouth:

Be sure to always wear your mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth at night. You should also wear one during any high-impact sports or activities where mouth injuries are possible.

Healthy Habits:

Keep practicing good oral hygiene. Remember to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

Pay Attention:

If you think you may be seeing changes in your smile, don’t wait to contact us. It’s easier to correct or straighten teeth the earlier you notice a difference.

Contact Us for Help

A common cause of shifting teeth – especially for teens – is the eruption of wisdom teeth that can cause teeth to shift and crowd. Talk to your dentist or oral surgeon about how to keep your teeth straight, and call an orthodontist for their opinion if necessary.

Following these tips is the best way to make sure that your teeth stay straight and beautiful. Sounds easy enough, right? We know that you’ve got this! As always, if you ever need orthodontic care after you’re done with braces, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We want you to know we will always be here for you when any orthodontic issue arises.

Contact one of our 4 convenient locations to schedule your appointment!
Andalusia Location
403 Western Bypass
Andalusia, AL
Enterprise Location
736 E. Lee Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
Montgomery Location
4635 Woodmere Blvd.
Montgomery, AL 36106
Selma Location
107 YMCA Drive
Selma, AL 36701