Dental treatment is a serious investment as it caters to your own personal health.
That’s why it is important that your investment on your teeth and oral health is fully worth every peso and time you spend on it.
Whether you are about to get braces or you already have them, it is important that you maximize the results of your orthodontic treatment.
Here are some effective ways to get the most out of your dental treatment/s:
- Regularly Practice Good & Proper Oral Hygiene.
This is the most basic thing to do but yet, a lot of people tend to be too lazy to observe proper oral hygiene. Hopefully, you’re not one of them.
While everyone should brush and floss regularly for a healthy smile, it is especially important that people with braces practice good oral hygiene. Food particles and bacteria can form a difficult to see a layer of plaque on teeth and gums.
Brushing and flossing help everyone avoid tooth decay, gum disease, and other common dental problems, but braces can complicate oral hygiene. This means people who have braces must be more diligent about practicing good oral hygiene.
Use products designed for people with braces. A number of products are now available to make practicing good oral hygiene easier for people with braces. Specially designed interdental toothbrushes can clean beneath and around the wires and brackets of braces. There are also fluoride-containing mouth rinses that can help fortify the enamel.
Flossing takes time and requires patience, even without braces. Special floss threaders get in and around the nooks and crannies where food and bacteria hide, even along the gum line and under brackets and wires. It is best if you brush at least twice per day, for at least two minutes at a time. It is also best to floss every night before you go to bed.
- Wear Appliances As Instructed By The Dentist
Your dentist creates a personalized treatment plan to give you the straightest, most functional teeth possible. Orthodontists sometimes direct patients to wear extra appliances, such as rubber bands to help correct the teeth and bite. Many patients do not follow the instructions regarding their extra appliances, unfortunately, and therefore do not get the most out of their orthodontic treatment. This neglect can result in lengthier treatment times and less than ideal results.
- Wear Your Retainers As Directed
Once our braces get removed by your dentist, you enter the final phase of your orthodontic treatment. Dentists refer to this stage as the retention phase. During this phase, the focus is on holding your teeth in their new positions with the use of retainers. Failing to wear retainers as directed will almost certainly allow unwanted tooth movement. This would decrease the value of the investment you have made in your smile. Retainers are to be removed prior to brushing and flossing. The retainers should also be brushed and rinsed prior to replacing them.
- Make Sure You Regularly Visits Your Dentist For Checkups & Important Follow-Ups
Get the most out of your dental treatment by consulting with our renowned dentists if you experience discomfort, irritation, problems, or broken braces. Be sure to ask questions if you do not understand something.
Shinagawa Orthodontics is ready to provide you with an advanced and reliable dental treatment with utmost care. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 to book a FREE consultation.