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Orthodontic treatment in Alhambra, California, is the best way to achieve the straight and beautiful smile you deserve. However, the only way you can maintain those results is by taking great care of your teeth and gums after your braces have been removed. We understand that doing so may be a bit overwhelming at times, but our William B. Hentosz, DDS, INC team is more than happy to help you! We recommend doing the following things:

-Wear your retainer at the suggested times. Wearing your retainer will help keep your teeth in their current positions, which is beneficial because your teeth will still want to move back to the improper places that they were in before.

-Wait at least a month before you bleach or whiten your smile. Waiting will give the newly exposed enamel a chance to become less sensitive.

-Delay eating crunchy or chewy foods. If you eat these products right away, your teeth will begin to hurt because they are still sensitive from the braces. Do your best to ease into eating these foods.

-Schedule a dental cleaning with your dentist. This is an important step because it is highly likely that there are areas of your smile that were neglected during your treatment. The appointment will allow your dental team to deeply clean those areas and reduce your chances of developing any dental problems.

If you need additional help or if you have any questions, please feel free to call 626-458-8898 today and talk to your orthodontist, Dr. William B. Hentosz, or a member of our helpful dental team. We are here to give you the answers you need so you can achieve a top-notch oral health! We look forward to talking with you.