You’ve endured the worst of it. Surely you’ve had many a dream of once again enjoying a ripe, juicy apple without having to peel it first. Without a doubt, you’ve watched in envy as your older siblings go to town on some delicious corn on the cob. No more! Pretty soon, all the metal in your mouth that’s separated you from your favorite meals will be nothing more than a memory. Take a moment to soak up the reality. Enjoy it. And for the record, naturally, you may have some concerns as to how the parts of your teeth that you haven’t seen for years are going to look once you get your braces off. We offer orthodontist Upper Saddle River services and we’re here to tell you that you’ve got nothing to worry about. Here’s everything you need to know about the status of your teeth upon getting your braces removed.
First of all, it’s important to keep in mind that cases do in fact vary. Sometimes, it depends on the performance of the orthodontist, but it also depends a lot on the patient’s discipline when he or she had the braces. It also depends largely on natural factors that go beyond the control of anyone. For the most part, the final product almost always will be far and away better than how the patient’s teeth were prior to the braces. Whether it’s an overbite, overcrowding, or crowning, braces can do wonders to fix a person’s smile. But it’s important to keep in mind that it may not always be perfect.
Provided your orthodontist has the right vision for how your smile should look, and that he or she makes all of the right decisions, what is it that you as the patient have to keep in mind? Well, there are usually a list of guidelines and recommendations that can impact the final smile. Sometimes, the doctor may recommend having teeth pulled to make space for the rest. Ultimately, this is the decision of the patient. But if you go against a professional’s judgment, just know there may be consequences.
Also, you must make sure you always go to your monthly appointments. If you get out of the routine, you’ll be prolonging and complicating the process. And of course, you have to brush. Brushing with braces is far more important than when you don’t have them.
Provided you take all the necessary precautions and follow your orthodontist’s instructions, your teeth should look like new once you get the braces off. The only real concern is that sometimes the braces can leave dents in the teeth, which makes them more susceptible to discoloration. If this is the case, your orthodontist or pediatric dentist can easily fix it by filling in the spaces with no problem.
For more info on our pediatric dentistry and orthodontist Upper Saddle River services, give Pediatric Dental Associates a ring at 201-652-7020. We operate all throughout the Ridgewood area and in several other areas as well.