Dental hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Getting braces is also a great tool to strengthen your teeth. Growing up, I was against the idea of taking care of my teeth and vowed that I would never get braces. To my surprise, I ended up getting braces in 2006 and wore them for four long years. I was astonished how much my teeth had changed and I walked away having more self-esteem and confidence.
It has now been three years since my braces were removed and I have realized not only the importance of dental hygiene but that it is also important to care for your teeth after braces. Unfortunately, I never wore my retainer and when I did finally decide to wear it routinely, it no longer fit because my teeth shifted. I am now seeing the negative effects that can happen when you don’t properly wear a retainer and care for your teeth.
Although I regularly brush my teeth every day, I am not satisfied with their overall appearance. It was my lack of understanding and education regarding caring for your teeth after braces. I am now considering getting braces once again to get my teeth back to the way they initially were after my braces were removed. Luckily, there is a new revolutionary system called FastBraces® that works to straighten teeth in just one stage. It also means less amounts of visits to the dentist/orthodontist and is affordable as well.
If you just finished wearing braces, don’t forget that taking care of your teeth doesn’t stop once you get them off. If you want to keep that new smile here are some tips on how to care for your teeth after braces.
- Care for your gums
- Schedule a dentist appointment
- Whiten your teeth
- Wear your retainer!
If you happen to be in my predicament and might have to back to wearing braces, don’t worry! FastBraces® technology is an easy and affordable way to getting those straight teeth back.
To find out more about the FastBraces® technology, visit www.Fastbraces.com. Or if you’re in the Sacramento area, you can schedule a free consultation at Gateway Oaks Family Dentistry. Give us a call at 916-649-0249.