3 Tips For Protecting Your Smile During Orthodontic Work

By committing to orthodontic work, you can change your smile and also improve your oral health. As you look into your treatment options, you can discover that there are more ways to fix gaps and overlaps between teeth than you might have anticipated. At our Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office, we provide SureSmile Clear Aligners to help patients fix these flaws. Your aligners will be difficult to see, making it easy to commit to an adjustment. You also enjoy faster results with SureSmile aligners, as they are designed to prioritize straightening your front teeth. Because you have the ability to remove these clear aligners on your own, you can have an easier time brushing and flossing effectively. With that said, you should make sure you take your oral health seriously throughout a correction with any appliance, as problems can intrude on your plans to show off a straighter, more attractive smile!

1. Stick To A Consistent Brushing And Flossing Routine

With traditional metal braces, patients have to practice good oral hygiene while working around appliances that have been affixed to the fronts of their teeth. One of the benefits of treatment with SureSmile aligners is that you can easily remove appliances so that you can clean your smile like you always have. Make sure you stick to your routine throughout your adjustment. After all, you want to stay safe against problems with tooth decay and gum disease that might interfere with your timeline to have straightened teeth!

2. Drinking Water With Meals Can Help You Wash Away Food Debris

You can easily remove SureSmile aligners at points in the day when you need to eat. Because they are off your teeth, they will not interfere with your ability to bite and chew food. With that said, you want to keep your mouth free of sticky food debris so that you can feel comfortable with your aligners in place. One thing that helps with this is having water with meals and snacks. Water can effectively wash away debris that might become stuck and give you problems!

3. Stay Consistent With Recommended Dental Checkups

You will receive a set of aligners from your dentist when you begin treatment with SureSmile Clear Aligners. When asking about SureSmile treatment and what to expect, you can determine how often you might need to see your dentist for updates on your progress, and for routine dental care. Staying consistent with planned preventive care can ensure that problems do not develop and worsen while you are focused on straightening your smile!

Dr. Browne Can Help You Protect Your Smile During Your Orthodontic Adjustment

Dr. Browne is ready to talk with patients who have questions about orthodontic work, and those who want to know if SureSmile Clear Aligners are right for them. To find out more about these appliances, call our Prairie Village, KS office at 913-901-8585.