Orthodontic toothbrushes are used in patients having braces. An orthodontic toothbrush contains a small head and bristles of various lengths for plaque removal around a fixed orthodontic appliance. The small head reaches the posterior areas of the tooth. Soft outer bristles help to remove plaque from the gingival margin. Firm inner bristles help to clean tooth surfaces present between orthodontic braces, fixed brackets, and wires.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old and using braces for a year. I have collagen deficiency and so I did not have any problem with the expander or with the rearrangement. I have a bit of overbite. It just started now and I want to get off my braces as soon as possible. I am constantly putting my jaw forwa... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have collagen deficiency, it facilitates easy alignment of teeth in the arch. As there is a lack of strength, they can relapse if the braces are removed earlier. So consult your dentist and ask him for having braces for some extra period of time. Constant pus... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Because of the lockdown, I have not been able to go for my monthly braces checkup since March. Since my orthodontist comes from another city, because of the strict lockdown measures there, he cannot come to his office in my town. I have just three rubber bands left on my teeth now, th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can totally understand the current situation of yours and it is quite tough to manage my own clinic in other state. I am managing it any how these days but cannot continue very long. Since you have a shortage of bands, that is a problem but as you know if you cou... Read Full »
Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,My 8 year old daughter had braces on Tuesday. Almost 24 hours later (on Wednesday) she had 103° temperature and the doctor at urgent care said she had trauma from the braces. I then met with the orthodontist and told her that the urgent care doctor said my daughter had trauma due to br... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Braces for an 8 year old is quite rare. They are still in the development and eruption period. Removing the brackets will not cause further trauma. But it will be a total waste. Ortho treatment initially causes discomfort, but it will be alright in time. I suggest ... Read Full »