3 Ways to Prioritize Your Smile in 2021

3 Ways to Prioritize Your Smile in 2021
Posted on 12/01/2020
As 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, there’s never been a better time to reevaluate your priorities when it comes to your health and that of your family!

If you have braces or Invisalign, you know how important it is to have regular appointments with your orthodontist. There are also some other ways you can make sure you and your family members have the beautiful, dazzling smile you’ve always wanted!

1. Have kids who need ortho treatment? Get them in for their first checkup! The American Academy of Orthodontists recommend that your child gets their first orthodontic checkup by age 7. By that age, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to evaluate if a problem exists or is developing.

2. If you have a retainer, wear it! If you are supposed to wear a retainer at night, make sure you don’t skip any nights! It’s important to continue to wear a retainer after treatment. Changes to the position of your teeth occur naturally throughout your life, so wearing your retainer can help make sure teeth stay put after orthodontic treatment.

3. Have regular checkups with your orthodontist. If you need a touch-up or a follow up appointment, don’t put it off! Contact your orthodontist to set up an appointment to make sure your smile is improving as planned during and after treatment. If you’ve never been to an orthodontist, now is the time! S&B offers free consultations to new patients!

You can work with an orthodontist to achieve a healthy smile at any age! Braces and Invisalign are made for children, teens, and adults, and the process is easy for everyone in the family. Regular checkups as a part of your overall health plan in partnership with your primary care physician and dentist make a more complete picture of your health.

If you’ve been meaning to talk to an orthodontist about your smile, start off 2021 right and schedule an appointment today! Stieper & Brust Orthodontists has offices conveniently located in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline, Chelsea, and Taylor.

At our offices, we work hard to create a welcoming environment that sets patients at ease. Whether you are looking for a convenient and low-profile choice like the Invisalign® series of inserts or you’re trying to find a resource for more traditional bracket-backed braces, we work to ensure that you receive education, comfort, and care whenever you step into our office.

Contact us today to get started! We look forward to hearing from you and becoming a trusted partner in your health.