Your Teen’s Teeth After Braces
Are you familiar with the anti-climactic moment your teenager experienced after getting his or her braces off? They rush to the mirror to see that perfect smile they’ve waited months or years for after hiding behind those nice metal brackets. Excitement and expectation is suddenly dampened when your teen realizes that after many months in braces, their teeth don’t look quite as flawless as they hoped they would be. Orthodontics can do wonders for straightening crooked teeth. However, braces often leave patients with unsightly white spots, stains and even texture issues on their teeth. Fortunately, you can reassure your child that a dentist can easily refine these disappointing cosmetic issues that braces leave behind.
Many dentists, such as Gilreath Dental Associates, will make it their responsibility to give patients the post-ortho teeth refinement they need. The white spots that are commonly found on a teenager’s teeth after braces are usually caused by poor cleaning habits. Your dentist can quickly and completely remove these unsightly white spots with ease. Other post-ortho refinement services might include tooth lengthening and contouring.
If you are a parent of a child currently in braces, it might be wise to prepare your child for the potential post-ortho refinement they may need after their braces finally come off. That perfect smile is being made, but a dentist can give teeth the final step you need to show off your teeth with confidence.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Dental Associates