13945 Panther Dr.Dewitt, MI 48820
5238 W St. Joseph Hwy., #1Lansing, MI 48917
At Grubaugh Orthodontics, our mission goes beyond just providing treatment. Dr. Ed Grubaugh and our dedicated team believe our patients in Lansing and DeWitt deserve to understand their orthodontic care. As such, we’re here to guide you on how to care for your teeth after braces. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better decisions you can make for your oral health.
Our commitment to your smile doesn’t end even after your braces come off. It’s important to keep coming in for regular checkups and retainer adjustments. Dr. Grubaugh will set the timing of each retainer check, but we must follow up with you during the retention phase. Our team will monitor your new smile for the first year after treatment to ensure everything is adjusting correctly.
A stunning smile starts with clean, healthy teeth. Even after you’re out of braces, continuing proper brushing and flossing is essential. This will keep your teeth and gums healthy, leading to a vibrant, wondrous smile. Here are some tips for maintaining excellent oral hygiene:
Your journey with Grubaugh Orthodontics goes further than Dr. Ed removing your braces. We’ll design a retainer specifically for your smile. Some retainers are removable, while others are fixed in place. Either way, wearing your retainer as instructed is crucial for maintaining your new smile.
Grubaugh Orthodontics offers different types of retainers to suit your needs. Here are the most common types:
After your braces are removed, your teeth will be a bit sensitive. As a result, you should steer clear of certain foods and beverages that could cause discomfort or harm to your newly exposed teeth.
Foods To Avoid
Foods to Enjoy
It’s not uncommon to experience some issues after your braces are removed. Use toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. If sensitivity persists, let Dr. Grubaugh know. He can help you find an alternative. It’s normal for your retainer to feel a bit uncomfortable initially. However, if it’s causing significant pain, it may need to be adjusted.
Whether you’re just starting your orthodontic journey or are in the post-braces phase, Grubaugh Orthodontics is here. We’re committed to ensuring you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for your oral health. Remember, caring for your teeth after braces is as vital as the treatment.
Maintaining your new smile involves continued dedication and the correct practices, like regular checkups, good oral hygiene, and consistent retainer use. Adhering to these steps ensures your teeth stay healthy and your smile remains vibrant for years. Ready to embark on your journey to a healthier, happier smile? Contact us at our Lansing or DeWitt offices to schedule your free consultation. Or click here to get started today! We can’t wait to help you shine with a smile that’s uniquely yours!