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If you have braces, it may seem like you will be destined to wear them for the rest of your life. But even if it seems like you will be wearing them forever, at some point, they will have done their job of moving your teeth and jaw ligaments into their proper positions.

Removing your braces is a pain-free process, although you may feel some pressure while our orthodontist, Dr. Tuhina Roy removes them. You will probably feel a sense of relief as soon your braces are removed. The first thing that you will want to do is to reveal your new smile to the world. But, you aren’t quite done with the process just yet. You may notice that you have spots on your teeth where the brackets were cemented. That is nothing out of the ordinary and is no cause for concern. Those spots have been caused by plaque building up around your brackets. It’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with the dentist for a cleaning and if necessary a whitening treatment.

One of the things you will need to do after your braces come off is to wear the retainer that your orthodontist gives you. You may have to wear your retainer for several months or longer to make sure that your teeth settle into their proper positions, and stay that way! Along with wearing your retainer, you need to make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for your regular cleanings and exams. If you have questions about your braces in Little Falls, New Jersey, call Troy Orthodontics at 973-785-3035 today and we’ll schedule you for an appointment.