I arrived at the office a few minutes late from running a couple of small errands. I asked Dr. B if he knew whether or not my extended braces maintenance would result in more dental fees. To my relief he said no. I also asked how much longer it would take before I was ready for retainers. I had guessed maybe another 3-4 months. He agreed that was a pretty accurate guess. It’s a waiting game with the slow progression of my lowers; gaps appear, disappear, re-appear arghhhh. Pink and light grey elastic ligatures this time and the white elastic thread is back on the lowers =(. I’m planning to start brushing with Sensodyne toothpaste at least two weeks before my teeth whitening session(s) to alleviate the sensitivity caused by the whitening procedure. Of course my plans to whiten my teeth can’t begin until the braces are removed… One can dream… I’ve also been thinking about at home whitening treatments. I have a feeling that e.g. Crest Whitestrips, Crest Whitening toothpaste and the like are much more effective after you have received a professional/in-office whitening beforehand and are possibly a good way to maintain those new pearly whites.
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