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Straight Talk on Teeth: Don’t Ease Up on Orthodontic Care

dental-alignment-orthodontics-romeovilleIf you’re working on aligning your teeth, you know that it’s a constant process and evolution. It’s an investment requiring attention to maintenance and ongoing orthodontic care. Whether you just got started, right in the middle, or are nearing the finish line, dental alignment isn’t something to leave alone while you wait patiently (or impatiently) for the pandemic to go away.

Don’t Ease Up on Orthodontic Care

We know, aligning your teeth isn’t the easiest thing in the world, even in the best of situations. It can be uncomfortable, and even when it’s “invisible” it’s always there. It can be tempting to ease up on the process and even skip your scheduled orthodontic care visit when you’re dealing with school and/or work from home.

Anxiety has made some people reluctant to come into the dentist office. But when you’re undergoing clear aligner therapy, you have an obligation that you really should keep.

Remember Your “Why” for Wearing Your Aligners

You’re going through this for a reason, and the more you stick to the program, the faster you’ll reach your goals! Those probably include one or more of these reasons for orthodontic care:

  1. A straight (or straighter) smile
  2. Close gaps between teeth
  3. Make more room for crowded teeth
  4. Correct an underbite or overbite
  5. Even out top and bottom teeth

Maintaining Proper Orthodontic Care

We bet you remember the drill, but just in case, here are the things you should be sure not to ease up on:

  1. Keep your appointments: Aligners are a precise science, requiring check ins every six weeks to check for issues and provide the next set of trays. Our office has adopted state-of-the art technology and best practices for sterilization and hygiene to keep us all safe during covid. Your orthodontic care is too important to skip! Aligners, just like traditional braces, are not something to leave alone while you wait patiently (or impatiently) for the pandemic to go away.
  2. Keep up: Your dentist will provide you with three or four sets of trays at each check in visit, and you will need to keep track, switching to the next set every two weeks. Timing is important in this process, and it’s all up to you!
  3. Keep it in: Clear aligners are intended to be worn 22 hours a day, removing only to eat. Did you know that if you go more than 3 hours at a time without your aligners, you’ll need to go back three days in your treatment course? And don’t think we won’t notice. We can always tell!
  4. Keep it clean: Brush your aligner trays AND your teeth, floss, and rinse carefully after each meal, even lunch, even if you’re at school.

We want you to be as comfortable coming to our office as we are. Please take a look at the precautions and procedures we have in place to allow us to serve you and stay safe from COVID.

To schedule an appointment for orthodontic care, fill out this form, or call our office at 815-886-0875.




Selena Nunez
Selena Nunez
October 22, 2022.

Hands down the best dental office to receive your dental and cosmetic needs. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. It’s also so nice knowing that they have 3 amazing doctors on staff who know their craft. No matter which provider you see, you just know you’re in great hands. My last visit was with Dr. Sheikh for Botox. She’s very thorough and has a keen eye for detail. I’m two weeks out from my Botox treatment and let me just say, my skin has never felt so smooth or looked as radiant as it does now. Always a pleasure visiting Dr. Sheikh!

Victoria esposito
Victoria esposito
October 2, 2022.

Please look no further! This entire office has their act together. I’ve been seeing Dr Sheikh and she is so patient and gentle.She is also a perfectionist and listens to your concerns and delivers options. I’ve also seen Dr Nina and Dr Patel and certainly no complaints with either of them. I’ve had 3 crowns and numerous fillings and no problems with any of the work. Thanks for building my complete confidence!

Nancy Sauer
Nancy Sauer
September 29, 2022.

Today I had a great visit at Romeoville Dental! Anna and Jaime are wonderful, and so is Dr. Nina. The desk staff are very welcoming. It's always so enjoyable to come here.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez
September 28, 2022.

Excelente servicio

Neshelle Baker
Neshelle Baker
September 25, 2022.

I love Romeoville Dental Center! I’ve been here about 4 times and had a different hygienist and dentist each time. The entire team is amazing, every single person has always been caring, gentle and friendly. I highly recommend.

Gianna Munoz
Gianna Munoz
September 24, 2022.

By far the best dentist office I’ve been to. I love the patient care and the whole staff.

Phyllis Lanphear
Phyllis Lanphear
September 24, 2022.

The office staff and dentists are just awesome!! They take time to talk with you and make you feel so comfortable.