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What Are the Precautions for Wearing Braces?

What Are the Precautions for Wearing Braces?

Wearing braces is a relatively traditional method of orthodontics. Because of its long use, it has attracted the attention of many friends.


1. Pay attention to diet when wearing braces


The most common precautions for patients with braces are to avoid sweets and sticky foods as much as possible; harder foods are best not to eat, to avoid tooth chipping or metal wire breakage. If you have to eat it, be sure to cut it into small pieces or chop it up before eating.


During orthodontic therapy, most patients will experience discomfort such as sore teeth in varying degrees, which generally disappear after a week. You can take some pain relief methods, such as gargle with warm salt water, eat softer and easy-to-chew foods.


Wearing braces for the first time may cause some ulcers in the oral mucosa due to friction, causing pain. Ulcers usually heal on their own in two weeks, and some drugs can also be used to treat ulcers, or special mucosal protective waxes can be used. Continue to put on the best braces to keep the bones in a fixed position to avoid deformation and displacement.


2. Keep the aligner braces clean


Finally, remember to return to the clinic every six months and let the doctor check it in order to maintain a neat and healthy tooth. It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene while wearing aligner braces.


When brushing teeth after each meal, brush the inside and outside of the braces by the way, and then put them on. It is relatively difficult to maintain hygiene with fixed appliances. The blocking of the braces makes the teeth difficult to clean. Make sure to brush your teeth in time after each meal. Choose a soft-bristled, small-head toothbrush, and focus on cleaning the tooth surface and gingival margins around the brackets.


After brushing your teeth, you can use the interstitial brush to clean up the hard-to-brush areas under the arch wire, or you can use a dental flusher to remove the remaining food clumps. For children, parents should guide and supervise their diet and oral hygiene, and urge them to cooperate with the doctor's treatment to ensure the smooth progress of orthodontic treatment.


3. The retainer braces should also be worn


After removing the braces, it is very important to wear the retainer. Don't let the consequences of correction fall short! If you need to use the rubber band during the correction process, you should follow the doctor's advice to replace the rubber band at the right time. Do not increase the tension of the rubber band at will.


If it is a movable orthosis, high temperature, high pressure or dryness should be avoided to avoid deformation of the orthosis and cannot be used. After taking it off while eating, it should be stored in a cup filled with cold water to prevent loss. Don't drink carbonated drinks, and avoid foods with high sugar content and sticky foods, so as not to cause tooth decay or cause brackets to fall off. Teenagers should correct the bad habits of biting pencils, erasers, and nails, which often cause the brackets to fall off and damage.

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