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Four ways you can improve your results from orthodontics in Chicago

Perfect Smile Sometimes it can be hard to do it all yourself, while standing tall and proud. We all need somebody to lean on once in a while, and that's okay. However, experts warn against making it a constant habit, and becoming so dependent that you can't stand on your own two feet. Unfortunately, teeth seem to be a bit neurotic. They just won't settle for leaning on somebody once in a while. Crooked, crowded, misaligned teeth simply will not straighten up without some professional help. It's time to talk to your dentist at Big Smile Dental about orthodontics.

We'll help you choose the best type of braces for your situation, and customize your treatment plan according to your needs. We will supply the braces, put them on (if they have fixed brackets), and monitor your progress during regular checkups. However, that's only part of the recipe for success. Dental care is a team effort, and you are one of the most important players. Don't worry; it won't be difficult, but you need to do your part to ensure success. What do you need to do?
  • Keep your teeth clean - If you have attached brackets, this will take a little more time than it used to, but if you don't do it you might be surprised with cavities when the braces come off.
  • Wear your aligners - Removable braces (Invisalign) are a great convenience, but they can't straighten your teeth when they aren't in your mouth.
  • Keep your appointments - We need to make sure you are progressing on schedule, and if you have traditional braces, we need to adjust them periodically. If you are wearing Invisalign, we need to supply new trays periodically.
  • Wear your retainers - No matter what type of braces you wear, a retainer is vital, at least for a while. You will be given instructions on how often and how long to wear it.

If you are ready to put some smiles in your life, and some life in your smile, call 773-772-8400 and schedule an appointment with Big Smile Dental today. It just might be the most beautiful phone call you've ever made.

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