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Orthodontic treatment can help you have the strong, healthy and beautiful smile you deserve. However, this is only the case if you do all you can to keep your teeth, gums and appliance in tip-top shape. To increase your chances of having a top-notch orthodontic journey in Springville, Utah, our orthodontist, Dr. John R. Schouten, is happy to give you the tips you need. Those tips are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush your teeth after each meal as well as floss at least once a day. If you can floss more, like after each time you brush, do it. These things can help you clean and care for your teeth, gums and appliance. They can also help you avoid embarrassing food-filled smile moments. So, make sure to pack your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss before you leave the house each morning! You can make oral hygiene more convenient by using interdental brushes and floss threaders.

-Attend your routine dental checkups: Your dental cleanings and exams help you have a top-notch smile and appliance and also help you prevent dental issues, like cavities and gum disease. They can help you stay on track toward your perfect smile as well as help you avoid any complications and inconveniences during treatment. So, make sure to attend your checkups every six months.

-Follow your orthodontist’s instructions: Make sure to avoid the hard, chewy and sticky foods that can damage your appliance, and make sure to wear a mouthguard while you actively participate in high-contact sports. It’s also important to wear the orthodontic rubber bands and additional accessories as recommended.

To learn more about how to have a successful orthodontic journey, please contact Schouten Orthodontics today at 801.491.9372. Our orthodontic team is here to give you the information you need to succeed. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!