The orthodontic appliance is essential for those who need to align their teeth, whether for health or aesthetic reasons. But for the result to be positive, care must be taken throughout the treatment.
Whether stationary or mobile, giving special attention to oral hygiene, going to an orthodontist consultation and eating well are some of the basic precautions with the orthodontic appliance. Discover some tips to take care of the device and improve treatment results!
1: CAREFUL BRUSH
Brushing requires even more care when using the appliance. For those who use a fixed appliance, the toothbrush must be made with ultra-soft bristles, which will prevent gum injuries, in addition to preventing damage to the appliance wires.
For those who use the cell phone, the ideal is to have a firmer bristle brush to brush it and keep it clean. The toothpaste used can be the same, without the need for a specific product for the appliance.
2: DON’T FORGET THE FLOSS
It is essential especially when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. In addition, it is worth whipping your mouthwash with a mouthwash, even for those using a mobile device. In this way, you guarantee the cleanliness of the tongue, cheeks, roof of the mouth and the appliance.
3: ELIMINATE CERTAIN FOODS FROM YOUR DAILY LIFE
To maintain the device and prevent it from bending and increasing the processing time, you should avoid sweets, chewing gum, lollipops and other harder, greasy or sticky foods.
These types of foods can even break the device and injure your mouth with the wires. For those who have the mobile model, remove it before consuming, put it back after brushing.
4: RESPECT REGULAR CONSULTATIONS WITH YOUR ORTHODONTIST
In addition to taking care of oral health at home, dental treatment requires specialized monitoring. Therefore, be sure to go to consultations to perform maintenance on the device – such as tightening, for example.
5: THE MOBILE DEVICE MUST BE STORED PROPERLY
It is very important that you take care of the hygiene of the mobile device to avoid complications with the health of your mouth. Therefore, it must be kept in a specific box so as not to be lost or contaminated.
You will certainly receive one from your orthodontist and you should take care of it very carefully. Remember to wash the case regularly to make sure it is ready to store your mobile device.
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