Brace Yourself: How to Take Care of Your Teeth After Braces

Brace Yourself: How to Take Care of Your Teeth After Braces | Joel Lane Smith DDS | Beaumont, TXHaving a mouth full of misaligned or crooked teeth can make you feel more than self-conscious. Luckily, with the help of orthodontia from Dr. Joel Smith, we can turn your frown upside down and give you the sparkling, straight smile you’ve always wanted. Once you’ve had your braces removed, however, the upkeep needs to continue.

Wear Your Retainers

Retainers aren’t just there to make you look cool or to help you develop a sudden lisp; they are designed to prevent your teeth from shifting after braces. After your braces have been taken off, imprints will be made of your new, straight teeth so we can make you retainers. Retainers should be worn as recommended and should be cleaned every time you brush your teeth or if you eat with them in.

Remember to Brush and Floss

Some patients think that as long as they take good care of their teeth during braces, they can do whatever they want once they’re off. You should continue practicing good oral hygiene. Also, make sure that you are brushing and flossing your teeth at least every morning and night.

Consider Whitening

Now that you have straight teeth, why not take your smile to a whole new level and have them professionally whitened by Dr. Joel Smith? By using our KoR whitening system, Dr. Joel Smith may be able to, brace yourselves, whiten your teeth by up to 16 times.

Regular Cleanings

Yes, you won’t have to come into the orthodontist anymore for checkups, but make sure that you are still scheduling regular dental cleanings with Dr. Joel Smith. Remember that the American Dental Association recommends that every adult gets their teeth professionally cleaned every six months to prevent cavities and other oral conditions.

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule your cleaning with Dr. Joel Smith, call us at (409) 895-0089

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