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Although an orthodontic process seems as though the orthodontist does all the work, he needs your help. Without your help, he won’t be able to give you the perfect smile you desire. So, it’s important to do everything you can to help Dr. John R. Schouten help you. To help you do so, our orthodontic team has some tips for you.

First, take good care of your teeth and braces by keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you need to brush and floss after each meal and snack and every morning and night. You also need to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. These things can help you avoid having white spots on your teeth when you take your braces off.

Second, wear your rubber bands and follow instructions. Your rubber bands help you further adjust your teeth, and following instructions, like not to eat sticky foods, can help you keep your braces in tip-top shape, which can help you stay on track toward the smile you want.

Third, don’t miss your adjustment appointments. If you miss your adjustment appointments, you will be steps behind on your alignment process. In fact, it might even lead to your orthodontist needing to take additional measures to achieve the results you need. So, make sure to attend every adjustment appointment on time.

Would you like to know more about how to help your orthodontist in Price, Utah? If so, please reach out to Schouten Orthodontics at 435.637.0820 at your earliest convenience. When you talk to our orthodontic team, we will be thrilled to give you the answers you’re looking for!