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Five Ways to Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month

By October 24, 2023December 20th, 2023No Comments

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, a great reason for your Naperville, IL, orthodontists at Innovative Orthodontic Centers to highlight five ways to keep orthodontic health top of mind this month. 

  1. Smile Proud on Social Media

Snap a smiling selfie and show off those braces or clear aligners during American Association of Orthodontists’ annual National Orthodontic Health Month. Include the hashtag #NationalOrthodonticHealthMonth and join with other braces and clear aligner wearers in celebrating healthier, happier smiles.

  1. Level Up On Oral Health

National Orthodontic Health Month is a great opportunity to level up on oral health. After all, diligent oral hygiene contributes to keeping treatment on-track, without interruptions from cavities or fillings. How to boost oral hygiene while wearing the modern, self-ligating braces or Invisalign offered at Innovative Orthodontic Centers? Try adding a fluoride mouthwash, switching to an electric toothbrush or water flosser, or eating healthier to keep teeth and gums strong. 

  1. Restock The Orthodontics To-Go Kit

Whether at school, work, sports, or activities, a dental and orthodontic to-go kit helps keep teeth and appliances in tip-top shape wherever you are. Restock anything that’s missing including a travel-sized toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, dental floss or interdental picks. With braces, pack orthodontic wax, a compact mirror, and tissues are also helpful. With Invisalign® clear aligners, a storage case is a must for meal times.

  1. Schedule A First Orthodontic Appointment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends taking a child for their first orthodontic evaluation around age seven. At this age, orthodontic issues can be detected by specialists in dentofacial orthopedics like Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin. And parents can get a heads up as to future orthodontics or if their child needs early orthodontics

Initial consultations are complimentary at Chicagoland’s award-winning orthodontic practice, Innovative Orthodontic Centers. The team was also recently named “Best Orthodontic Practice” in Naperville Magazine’s Best of Naperville 2023, a vote of confidence from Naperville and Shorewood, IL families.

  1. Take It Easy On The Candy

Sweet treats abound since October is also Halloween. But as everyone knows, too much sugar on teeth can cause tooth decay and cavities. So American Board-certified Naperville and Shorewood, IL orthodontists, Dr. Manal Ibrahim and Dr. Christine Gin, as well as dentist Dr. Adri Moyano, recommend enjoying sweet treats in moderation. And if you wear braces, only indulge in the braces-friendly Halloween candy and treats. Another tip? Swish water after eating candy to help remove sticky plaque. Follow with  brushing and flossing about 30 minutes later.

Your Go-To Expert Orthodontists in Naperville, IL

At Innovative Orthodontic Centers, American board-certified orthodontists Dr. Manal Ibrahim and Dr. Christine Gin are leaders in comfortable, accelerated orthodontics. We’re among the top providers of Invisalign and SureSmile® prescription braces wires in the world. By pairing these custom, state-of-the-art treatments with a technology-led approach, they help patients get better results more quickly and conveniently without cutting corners. 

Schedule a first appointment for modern, fun orthodontic experience in Naperville or Shorewood, IL.