Orthodontic Guides

January 23, 2022
Orthodontic Guides
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Firstly, preparations before orthodontics

Before starting the orthodontics, the doctor has done a comprehensive oral examination for you and formulated a correction plan. You only need to communicate with the doctor, choose a plan, put on braces, and you can start our journey of beauty!


Second, the matters needing attention in orthodontics

When you just put on the appliance, you feel that your teeth are sore and painful. Don't worry, this is a normal phenomenon caused by the traction of the teeth by the appliance. During this time, you can eat some soft food, such as porridge, noodles, etc., until the soreness disappears.


Foods to eat less: in the daily diet, try to avoid too hard and sticky foods. When you eat foods with nuclei and bones, nuclei and bones should be removed. This is done to protect the stability of the appliance.


Foods to eat more: eat more foods rich in vitamin C, because it helps bone healing and periodontal ligament growth. You can choose fresh fruits and vegetables such as oranges, grapes, spinach and potatoes.


Third, oral hygiene

It is important to brush your teeth after meals. Especially for patients with metal appliances, because the appliances are directly attached to the tooth surface and there are many small protrusions, which is extremely easy to retain food residues in the oral cavity. If you do not brush your teeth properly, it will cause bacteria to multiply, leading to gingivitis and even tooth decay.


Tips for brushing your teeth

Always brush your teeth after eating, at least 3 times a day.

Brush your teeth for no less than 3 minutes each time, it is best to use fluoride toothpaste.

You can use auxiliary cleaning tools, such as interdental brushes, electric toothbrushes, and dental oral irrigator to enhance the cleaning of the oral cavity.


Forth, handling of unexpected situations

The appliance may cause slight irritation and friction to the oral mucosa, inner cheek, and tongue, and you may adapt to it in a few days. If you still do not adapt, you can use orthodontic wax. If you find that the lock groove, the ring belt is loose or fall off, or the arch wire is broken, etc., you must keep the missing parts, and contact the doctor in time for treatment.


Fifth, how to ensure that the orthodontics is carried out as planned

Develop good oral habits.


Regular follow-up visits: When wearing braces, the doctor has already told you the time for each follow-up visit, usually ranging from 4-6 weeks, and you only need to listen to the doctor's arrangement and return regularly.


Communication: The ultimate realization of the correction effect depends not only on professional doctors, but also on our cooperation with doctors. Timely communication is very important. If you have any problems, you must promptly report back to the doctor.

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