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Your orthodontist knows what she is doing when it comes to aligning smiles. However, this doesn’t mean she provides these results alone. In fact, she gets the help of her patients, which makes it possible to provide the results they need. So, if you’re on your orthodontic journey, it’s important to help Dr. Bertha Dieguez along the way. To help you do so, our orthodontic team encourages you to do a few things.

First, keep up on oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth and braces after each meal and snack. You also need a professional dental cleaning every six months. These tasks can help you avoid dental issues and white spots on your teeth when your braces are removed.

Second, follow your treatment instructions. This means you need to wear your rubber bands when instructed and avoid eating the foods that harm your appliance. Wearing your rubber bands helps you further adjust your teeth, and following instructions, like not eating sticky foods, can help you keep your braces in top-notch condition, which can help you stay on track toward the smile you desire.

Third, attend your adjustment appointments. This is very important because your adjustment appointments further align your crooked teeth. If you miss one, you will be far behind in the process, which can lengthen your treatment and even require additional orthodontic treatments.

For more information and details about how to help your orthodontist in Birmingham, Alabama, please reach out to Dieguez Smiles at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 205-980-4744 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!