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If you’re on your orthodontic journey, you’re probably dreaming about the beautiful smile you’ll have at the end of the treatment. This is the case for many people. However, little did they know, their orthodontist doesn’t do all the work. In fact, the patients have to help their orthodontist provide the results they desire. So, to help you help Dr. Michael Emanuel, our orthodontic team encourages you to do a few things.

First, keep up on oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing every morning and night and after every meal and snack. You also need to receive a routine dental cleaning and exam. So, visit your dentist every six months. These things can help you avoid having dental issues during treatment and white spots on your teeth when you take your braces off.

Second, follow the instructions our orthodontic team gives you. This includes when to wear your rubber bands and what to eat when you align your teeth. If you follow the instructions, your smile and appliance can remain in top-notch condition and you can stay on track toward the smile of your dreams. Forgetting to wear your rubber bands and eating sticky foods can slow the treatment process and break your brackets and wires.

Third, don’t miss your adjustment appointments. If you skip an appointment, your mile won’t progress and shift the way it needs to. This will make your treatment longer and it can even require additional orthodontic treatment steps.

Call Michael Emanuel DDS PLLC today at 718-690-9560 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to help your orthodontist in Brooklyn, New York. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you!