Braces are amongst the most common orthodontic procedures both in teenagers and adults. But if you’re new to the idea and want to know what comes after braces here’s what you can expect when your braces finally come off.
Firstly you can expect for a specialized orthodontist to check and track the position of your teeth with each visit, and will decide when your treatment is complete. Having braces removed is typically pain-free. You don’t need to prep for the appointment in any special way. In fact, the reduction in pressure once the braces have been removed is a quite pleasant feeling.
After you have taken a good look at your results and taken a post braces selfie you must wear a retainer. Orthodontists usually fit you for a retainer to keep your teeth from moving after the braces come off. These can either be removable, or fixed in an unseen position in your mouth.
Each retainer is custom to the wearer, so it should fit pretty comfortably within your mouth. Caring for them is easy as well; simply brush them regularly with fluoride toothpaste as a natural part of your oral care routine.
Rinsing with a fluoride solution can help prevent cavities by helping to fortify tooth enamel and strengthen teeth. Specially formulated mouth wash with sodium fluoride, helps clean and strengthen the parts of your mouth in which braces may have trapped food and bacteria. It only requires us to add it to our regular oral care routine and rinse twice daily.
There exists two whitening processes for our newly straight smile they are in office and at home. In-office whitening, will require us to make an appointment. The whitening procedure will consist of; covering our teeth with a peroxide-based gel, which is placed on the surfaces of the teeth. The gum tissue will then be covered with a protective gel to protect it from the bleaching gel. A light is placed on the teeth which accelerates its whitening effect which includes three 15 minute sessions that are conducted in just one dental visit.
If you prefer to whiten at home, choose a toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide, which can remove stains and lighten the color of your teeth. Whitening toothpaste if used regularly, it will help give you a brighter smile.
Dentists will generally advice the use of mouthguards if you play sports or have activities with a greater risk of facial harm in order to protect your teeth.
Getting your braces off is definitely the most exciting part of the entire experience. By listening to your orthodontist’s advice and following his instructions exactly, you can protect your investment and sport a perfect smile for life. Now hurry and schedule an appointment with us today for an assessment. In order to determine if braces are right for you or if you’re ready to have braces removed. Meanwhile stay on top of your oral health routine by brushing and flossing at least twice daily.