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Do you have braces? If so, you’re probably trying to figure out how you can get them off faster. If this is the case, you’re not alone. Many people want to reach their perfect smile as soon as they can. Fortunately, there are things you can do to have a successful orthodontic journey, which might help you get your braces off faster. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Robert Farber, is more than happy to tell you all about those things.

-Take all of your orthodontist’s instructions to heart. This means you should do everything recommended so you can stay on track toward your perfect smile.

-Keep your mouth clean by keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you need to brush and floss your teeth regularly (like after every meal and snack) and visit your dentist for your six-month checkups.

-Cut up hard-to-eat foods before you bite into them. This can help you reduce your chances of having broken brackets.

-Follow the instructions on which foods to avoid.

-Don’t drink carbonated beverages.

-Don’t chew on ice cubes, pens, or straws.

-Don’t bite your nails or tinker with your elastics.

-Use oral hygiene tools that can help you properly clean in and around your braces, like an electric toothbrush, floss threaders, and more.

-Keep up with your orthodontic adjustment visits.

To learn more about braces in Dearborn, Michigan, please contact Dearborn West Dental today at 313-562-5610 when you have the chance. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!