Basically, you would have understand by now that these braces are for treating your teeth. It may be a little bit uncomfortable at first but the lifetime benefits of what comes after these braces are priceless!
Your smile in shape, a perfectly aligned teeth and more confidence should just follow right after, but how exactly should one feel after having these on? here are some after treatment tips for you.
I usually advise my patients who just got their braces installed about general soreness. While it is practically normal since your mouth is adjusting to the new appliance, soreness can be felt 2-3 days after installation. This can be relieved by mouth washing with salt dissolved on warm water. The lips and cheeks may get irritated for a week due to the new appliance but an application of wax can relieve it. I usually show my patients how it is done.
Another possible cause of soreness is when some wires get really edgy in the adjustment period. Call in your dentist to have those wires quickly fixed, it should not bother you again.
If you want to shed off some pounds, this is the best way to start. try to start eating softer foods in the early periods until you can have the little harder ones sooner or later. Avoid tough meats, rock hard breads! and solid vegetables that are raw and uncooked.
We are talking about avoiding chips, popcorn, hard breads and many junk foods in particular. Chewing gums! Sticky ones like caramel, hard carrots, stop biting on your pen and pencils!. You have to protect your braces from these foods, keeping your braces protected means shorter time on treatment and dental visits.
In order to move your teeth, it should be loosened by the appliance. It is only when the teeth is loosened will it be moved to the right alignment and corrected positions.
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Try to brush lightly and give it a good 2 minutes 2x a day. There might be some food debris stuck behind your tooth but with light brushing, the bristles tend to settle in and reach in for some of those debris on your teeth. Make sure to use mouth wash to rinse it thoroughly, this will keep your breath fresh and you feeling fresher even with your braces.
Wire or Band that is Loose
This is perfectly fine, some of the band and wire gets loosen up occasionally. You may opt to call in and inform your dentist so she can either replace or just fix back the loosened wire or band back in place.
Remember that all the adjustment should go on in the early times of the treatment and everything should settle in once you get used to it. Children & Adult Dental braces will give a life long lasting benefit of smile and confidence.
Generally there are many types of Dental Braces in the Philippines that are available, Metal, Ceramics, Damon and Invisible braces are there to choose from.
We usually recommend certain type of braces and option to our patients once we have scheduled the first appointment with them and after having several tests. I only give them the best solution to have their teeth issues fixed in the shortest time possible. This way our patients get real value for their money walking out of the clinic smiling and happy.
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