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What to Expect After Your Braces Are Removed

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If you’re about to get your braces off, you’re probably thrilled to begin the next chapter in your life! Our dentists know that our patients often have questions about what to expect once all those brackets and wires are removed to reveal their perfect smile. Today, we want to talk about life after braces and the best way to care for your brand new smile.

The Big Day

Once we are satisfied with the progress of your teeth, we’ll schedule a time to remove your braces. Removing braces is usually much quicker than putting them on, but it does take some time to take off each individual bracket and wire. Most of our patients do not experience any pain during the removal process, so don’t stress about that.

How You’ll Feel After

Right away, you’ll notice that your teeth feel incredibly smooth – as they should without all those brackets! Depending on what issues your braces were treating, your mouth will likely feel different until you get used to the new alignment, spacing, and bite. But how exciting that you’ll be able to bite into apples, chew sugar-free gum, and eat corn on the cob now! Just know that some sensitivity is completely normal during the first few days. If you experience any pain or persistent sensitivity beyond that time frame, you should let our office know right away.

How to Care for Your New Smile

Once you get your braces off, be sure to continue caring for your smile to keep it healthy and looking bright. You should be just as vigilant about cleaning your teeth as you were when you had braces! Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, floss every day, brush your tongue daily, and rinse with an anti-plaque mouthwash. Often, we determine that the best option for our patients to maintain the alignment of their smile is to wear a retainer. Follow our prescribed instructions to get the most benefit of your retainer and to keep it squeaky-clean.

Visit Us Every 6 Months!

It’s also critical to visit our office every six months for cleanings and exams. To ask our well-qualified team any additional questions about life after braces or for more information about our orthodontic services, contact us today.

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Testimonials

 

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.