15 orthodontics tips
Orthodontic treatments provide you a beautiful smile as well as healthy teeth. It is an exciting experience although, in the beginning, you may have some difficulty with your braces you will get used to your orthodontic appliance after a while. The life after the brace is not difficult but there are some orthodontics tips that help you to take care of your appliance properly.
Orthodontics tips for brace wearers
- The most important tip for brace wears or Invisalign patients is that they will get used to their appliance quickly. At first, you may have some difficulty with them and you may produce extra spit and swallow or difficulty with speech but they will disappear after one or two days.
- You also may experience lip and cheek irritation because of the brackets and wires in the first week. But as your mouth toughens up, it will be solved. During this time, it is recommended swish saltwater in your mouth to soothe irritation.
- If your bracket comes to lose, you can move it back into its place. If your wire starts poling you in the cheek, you can push it out with a cotton swab or cut it carefully with sterilized nail clippers and cover it with dental wax. Then contact your dentist for further
- Although brushing with a brace is not a super challenge but you need a proxy brush in order to clean areas between brackets and wires which are difficult to reach.
- It is also recommended to floss your teeth with dental floss or an orthodontic flosser at night.
- You need also use fluoride mouthwash and swish it around in your mouth two times a day in order to remove bacteria and germs.
- When you wear braces you should avoid whitening products. Because when brackets, which cover part of your teeth, come off then that area will be darkened than the whitened portions.
- When you are wearing Invisalign or braces, you should visit your dentist every three months in order to checkups and clean.
- You should avoid sticky foods, for example, soft bread is not harmful but it sticks in braces and annoys you.
- It is better you carry a small mirror with yourself to check your braces after eating and make sure food is not stuffed in your braces.
- Carry brace care including a toothbrush, proxy brush, dental wax, toothpaste and floss with yourself everywhere. Make sure to clean your teeth after each meal.
- If you want to make sure that your teeth will stay in their new positions, you should wear a retainer after your treatment.
- It is normal that sometimes you feel your teeth are loose, it means treatment is working and your teeth are move into their new places.
- If you play a contact sport or do an activity that you may get hit in your face, you should wear mouth guards in order to protect your teeth.
- If you don’t like others understand you are wearing a brace, you can get clear braces or Invisalign.
Generally, orthodontic treatment is a method to straight and move teeth to their proper position and improve your appearance. On the other hand, it helps your teeth, jaw joints and gums health by spreading the biting pressure to your teeth.
Every people at any age can benefit orthodontic treatment it doesn’t matter you are at age 16 or 60, but the best time is during childhood because your teeth are more flexible to move during these ages.