Dental braces are an orthodontic treatment procedure that is done to correct malalignment of teeth to enhance function and aesthetics for the patient.
Dental braces treatment takes a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 2 years to complete depending on the severity of malocclusion.
When an orthodontist places braces on teeth, the metal/ ceramic brackets stick on the buccal surface of the teeth, and wire is placed above them. The wire puts pressure on teeth and moves teeth in the desired position. This movement is very slow and requires the need to replace the wire after a specific duration.
Let’s discuss today, how to take care of teeth and dental braces during the whole procedure.
1) Avoid Eating Specific Food :
Braces are stuck on teeth surfaces with composites and they tend to break if excessive force is applied on them.
We advise the patient not to eat the following food items Extremely sticky food like chocolate, toffee, candy, eclair, and dates, and crunchy food like panipuri, farsan.
These sticky food items may pull the wire along with them which ultimately leads to breakage of wire and damage to brackets.
2) Oral Hygiene Maintenance :
Due to braces and wire, it is a little difficult to maintain oral hygiene. Everyday brushing is quite challenging for patients. Patients need to take maximum precautions while brushing their teeth so that they don’t damage their braces and also clean their teeth properly.
There are special brushes available in the market and Orthodontists prescribe them when and where required.
Also, patients are advised to brush twice a day and after every meal. Using mouthwash is also advised to enhance oral hygiene.
Interdental proxy brushes and brushes for Orthodontic use are specially designed brushes that can be used during braces treatment.
3) Inform the Dentist If There Is Any Breakage :
After taking utmost care for braces, there might be some instances where brackets or wire may break or dislodge from its position. In such cases, the broken wire or brackets may cause injury to gums / or soft tissues. Any such event is immediately reported to the Top Dentist in Pune who will either remove the wire or bracket and place a new one.
4) Regular Visit To Dentist :
Braces treatment duration is usually from 6 months to 2 years depending on the severity of malocclusion. In regular braces treatment, there is a monthly visit to change wires and to check if the treatment is going the expected way. The orthodontist asks the patient to visit a dental clinic in pune kothrud once a month to check everything.
In some Orthodontic treatments, there is a need to change the wire every 2 months. The orthodontist advised the Patient not to skip the visit. Because the wire which is placed has effect on teeth only for a month and it has to be replaced with new one for effective movement of teeth. So patient should present on time and on specified dates to facilitate treatment at the desired time.
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