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Post-Orthodontic Care

November 22, 2016
Posted By: Scott J. Stephens, DDS Staff
Post Orthodontic Care Blog | Fayetteville AR

If you are considering braces in Fayetteville, AR, we would be happy to answer your questions about the best treatment to get the result you want. Braces and orthodontic treatment is about more than just improving the appearance of your smile. Braces can also improve your dental health by improving your bite and fixing overlapping teeth, which are more prone to decay.

As we age, treatment with orthodontics is still completely possible! Many of our adult patients never had an opportunity for braces as kids and are just now able to afford or have access to Smart Moves clear aligners, which is similar to Invisalign, or Six Month Braces in order to achieve the results they want.

What To Do After Treatment

Orthodontics does not end with your brackets coming off. All orthodontic treatment requires some aftercare. You will probably want to have your teeth cleaned after your brackets come off. This will refresh your smile and we will polish away any residual cement from your brackets. A dental cleaning can also reduce surface stains.

Wearing a retainer is an essential part of orthodontic treatment. Your teeth will have a tendency to drift toward their original location, especially right after you complete treatment. A retainer will protect your investment and hold your teeth in place.

Teeth whitening is a great way to celebrate the end of your orthodontic treatment. Not only will your smile be straight, but you can also shave years off your smile by bleaching away stains. We offer whitening systems that provide great results.

Stay On Schedule!

As with all dental care, making and keeping your regular dental exams and cleanings are essential to your oral health. This is the single best preventive investment you can make in your smile. By keeping your regular exams, Dr. Stephens can make you aware of anything that has changed or requires your attention.

For braces in Fayetteville, AR, give us a call! We look forward to helping you achieve a smile you feel proud of.

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