Wheaton, Illinois Orthodontist Shares What You Should Do Before Getting Braces

Senior MaleSo, you’re about to get braces. To someone who has been waiting for this momentous day, knowing that you’ll soon be able to stop hiding your imperfect smile and embrace your biggest, brightest self can be both liberating and daunting. You can’t wait to get started, but are you truly ready? A lot of the heavy lifting will be done at our orthodontic office in the care of your favorite Wheaton orthodontist, Dr. David Allen, but there are some things you can do to prepare yourself, too.

Embrace Really Clean Teeth 

Chances are you’ll head in for a deep cleaning a few days before you get your braces put on, but clean teeth require a lot more than just semi-annual scrubs. In order to achieve the most picture-perfect results, you need to keep your teeth clean the entire time you have braces on – and beyond! Get in the habit of brushing after meals and be meticulous about the areas behind brackets and under wires.

Understand the Process 

Braces or orthodontics is not a one-size-fits-all process. Do you know exactly what your treatment plan entails? Make sure you know what type of braces you’ll be wearing, how often you’ll be coming into the orthodontic office for checkups, and how long your treatment is expected to take. Wheaton, IL orthodontist, Dr. Allen, will answer any and all questions you have regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Pick Out a Playlist

If you’re not a fan of the dentist’s chair or if you’re just worried you’ll get bored, listen to your favorite music and sit back and relax. Your visit will practically fly by!

Go Grocery Shopping

 Soft, easy-to-eat foods are essential to happily adapt to your new braces or orthodontic appliance. Stock your fridge and pantry with things like yogurt, pudding, soup, vegetable and fruit juices, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, ice cream, and sorbet. Your mouth will thank you!

Last but not least – get excited! Take your “before picture” and get ready to see some amazing changes with your Wheaton orthodontist, friends, and loved ones. To start your journey towards your ideal smile, call our orthodontic office today at 630.796.7408. We can’t wait to get started!

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