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What to Do After Orthodontic Treatment

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Congratulations! You have just completed your orthodontic treatment and have a perfect smile to be proud of. Now that you have achieved this milestone, you need to know how to maintain it. Here are some tips to help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful after orthodontic treatment.

Maintain Regular Cleanings

Even after orthodontic treatment, it is important to keep up with regular dental cleanings. Dental cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gum disease and other oral health issues. During your dental cleaning, your dentist will also be able to check for any signs of cavities or other problems that may have developed during the treatment.

Practice Proper Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential in order to maintain your new smile. Make sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque and food particles. Additionally, you should use an antibacterial mouthwash to help kill bacteria and keep your breath fresh.

Wear Your Retainer

In order to keep your teeth in the proper position, you will need to wear a retainer. Our team will instruct you on when and how often you should wear your retainer. It is important to follow our instructions in order to maintain the desired results.

Avoid Teeth Grinding

Teeth grinding is a common problem that can occur after orthodontic treatment. This can cause damage to your teeth and cause them to shift out of alignment. If you notice that you are grinding your teeth, talk to us about getting a night guard. This can help reduce the damage caused by teeth grinding.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your smile is healthy and beautiful for years to come after orthodontic treatment.

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About the Author: Robert T. Ogden, D.D.S.

Dr. Robert T. Ogden D.D.S. is an independent orthodontist serving Central Florida since 1994, and is proud to be the affordable option for local families who want straight teeth that lead to perfect smiles, all backed by a kind and friendly staff that instantly makes you feel at home. We take the time to explain all of your options, from In-Ovation C clear braces or SPEED System metal braces to clear aligners like Invisalign™. Plus, our state-of-the-art offices are designed to make your visit as fast and comfortable as possible. Schedule your free consultation today!

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