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If you want a straight and beautiful smile for a lifetime, it’s extremely important to do all you can to properly care for your teeth on a regular basis. In addition to keeping up on oral hygiene, our Richmond Orthodontics team recommends doing the following things:

-Wear your retainer as suggested. If you fail to wear your retainer at the proper times, your teeth will slowly shift back into their original positions, returning you to the not-so-aligned smile you despised before treatment.

-If you want to brighten your smile with a bleaching or whitening treatment, it’s best to wait at least one month before you do so. This is because your teeth need time to become less sensitive.

-Don’t immediately rush out and binge on the crunchy and chewy foods that were forbidden during your treatment. It’s best to ease into eating these products.

-Schedule a dental cleaning with your dental team. This step is vital because there are areas of your smile that might have been neglected during your orthodontic treatment. The dental cleaning will help clean those areas and keep your smile in tip-top shape.

If you would like to know more about how to care for your smile following orthodontic treatment in Richmond, Virginia, please call 804-740-7281 today and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Bryan Brassington, Dr. Curt Wiltshire, or Dr. Kevin Bibona. If you call into our office, our friendly team will be more than happy to help you in any way we possibly can!