Helpful Tips to Care for Your Smile After Braces

Life After Braces: Helpful Tips to Care for Your Smile
Posted on 10/28/2019

Life After Braces: Helpful Tips to Care for Your SmileThere’s nothing like the feeling of having your braces removed. All of your hard work has paid off, and now you get to see your brand new, beautiful smile for the first time! Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes absolutely loves seeing the confident smiles that radiate from our patients as they look in the mirror, and she’s committed to seeing those beautiful smiles last a lifetime! Here are some of our best tips for life after braces, to help you provide the best care for your brand new smile.

Practice Good Brushing Habits

The best way to maintain a healthy smile is to practice good oral hygiene. This starts with brushing. You should brush at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush that is the right size for your mouth. Be sure to cover every surface area of the teeth—from front to back, as well as the tops, to remove plaque, bacteria, and any leftover food particles.

Floss Daily

Just as important as brushing, you should floss at least once a day to get in between the tight spaces your toothbrush cannot reach and under the gumline. Flossing not only provides a thorough cleaning in between your teeth, it also promotes healthy gums.

Wear Your Retainers

A critical step in maintaining your perfectly straight teeth is wearing your retainers. After receiving orthodontic care, the teeth can start to move back into their former positions. Your retainer is designed to keep your new smile perfect. Don’t let all of that hard work go to waste! Be sure to wear your retainer exactly as Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes instructs you.

Schedule A Dental Cleaning

To make sure your teeth and gums are in top shape, it’s a great idea to schedule a dental appointment for a checkup and professional cleaning. Having your teeth professionally cleaned after orthodontic treatment will ensure that they are in optimal condition and as clean as possible.

Contact Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes Today

Questions on caring for your teeth after receiving orthodontic care? Contact Dr. Maryam Mojdehi-Barnes today, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions or provide you with even more tips and tricks. Or, if you’ve been wishing for a brand new smile, we would love to make it happen for you with our exceptional orthodontic care! Simply schedule a complimentary consultation to get started toward the smile of your dreams. We can’t wait to hear from you!