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General Instructions for Orthodontic Patients

Published on Sep 22, 2020   -  5 min read

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For quick and accurate orthodontic treatment, the patient needs to follow certain instructions. Read the article to know about the various instructions that needs to be followed.

General Instructions for Orthodontic Patients
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Braces and orthodontic treatment are done to align malpositioned teeth and close gaps between teeth. Orthodontic treatment is a slow process, and it takes a long period to complete. The duration depends on the severity of the case. The patient may feel discomfort during the first few days. Children, as well as adults, might need orthodontic treatment, and it is necessary to follow some instructions to get the best results in the time period prescribed.

1) Oral Hygiene - Tooth Brushing and Flossing

Special attention must be paid to oral hygiene as the orthodontic fixed and removable appliances will make it more difficult for you to keep your teeth and gums clean. Brush your teeth and gums thoroughly at least twice a day and after each meal to keep plaque from building up around your braces and appliance.

Orthodontic Toothbrush - Orthodontic toothbrush has specially designed bristles that help to get in between the braces to remove plaque and dislodge the food.

Interproximal Brushes - Interproximal brushes allows access to areas under brackets and wires to help to remove plaque, debris, and lodged food that was missed during your routine brushing procedure. Interdental brushes have fine tips that enable you to slide underneath your wire and around your bracket. Do not push the brush in between your teeth.

2) Eating Habits

3) Useful Hints for Irritation

4) Telephone

5) Important – Do Not Forget!

Instructions Regarding Orthodontic Appliances

Separators

Elastics

Removable Orthodontic Appliances

Invisalign Instructions

What If You Lose Your Aligner?

Contact your orthodontist as soon as possible and resume wearing the previous aligner till you get the next one.

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