The majority of people wear braces because they want healthy, straight teeth, and a beautiful smile. You will be at the end of a long process when you remove your braces, but how you care for your teeth after braces are just as essential as how you care for them while they are on.
You can maintain your teeth straight and healthy with regular post-orthodontic care, and you can prevent some of the issues that can sometimes occur with braces. This blog will show you how to care for your teeth after braces have been removed.
Take Care of Your Teeth After Braces are Removed
After your braces have been removed, a consistent dental care habit will help you to:
- Maintain the straightness of your teeth.
- Keep tooth stains and plaque buildup away from the area where the brackets were.
Our team at Prestige Dental Care assists many patients in avoiding or managing these issues. Here’s what you can do in the months and years following the removal of your braces:
Get a Full Professional Cleaning and Examination
It can be very tough to brush and floss properly when you have braces on. The longer you’ve had your braces on, the more plaque and stains are likely to have accumulated and settled on your teeth. Professional dental cleaning is the best way to get rid of them right after taking off braces.
Consider a Teeth Whitening Treatment
It’s natural to see yellowing, stains, and other discolorations that might occur after taking off braces. Years of stains and other discoloration can be removed with a professional whitening treatment. You can also include whitening toothpaste in your daily routine and gradually improve the color of your teeth.
Wear Retainer Regularly
After a tooth straightening surgery, teeth have a natural inclination to shift back to their previous position. Your retainer is what holds your teeth in their new, aligned position. You don’t want to undo all of your hard work wearing and caring for your braces for months. The discomfort of wearing a retainer will go away within a week. So, wear your retainer as directed by your orthodontist at all times.
Maintain a Consistent At-Home Dental Routine
Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush at least twice a day, and change your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Floss once a day to eliminate plaque and food particles from your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. After brushing and flossing, rinse your mouth with mouthwash. Take care of your retainers. Rinse your mouth with water on a frequent basis after eating(sweet or savory food) or drinking wine, coffee or tea. This helps to keep your teeth white by preventing stains.
Good oral care before, during, and after wearing braces will help you retain a beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment with our doctors at Prestige Dental Care now if you recently had your braces removed. We would be delighted to answer any questions, discuss your options, and assist you in ensuring that you obtain the best possible outcomes from your orthodontic treatment.