When you put on your braces (especially permanent braces), you were certainly given advice by the orthodontist. Do not chew gums, do not bite hard things, eat ankle cut, clean your teeth thoroughly, use dental floss and so on… The same important rules, however slightly different, apply to us after removing the permanent appliance. Below you will find a set of things the orthodontist should tell you!
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Your orthodontist should make sure you get all the information you need throughout your treatment with your orthodontic appliance. This includes both preparing the oral cavity for the appliance (e.g. taking impressions, possibly removing the eighths, treating all neglected teeth), the proper period of wearing the appliance (mainly the method of dental care) and the treatment of the oral cavity after the appliance has been removed. Many orthodontists are very eager to guide their clients to all the activities necessary to put on their braces, but with time, when we wear them and there comes time to take them off, they become more and more anonymous.
I myself am just after taking off my permanent camera and I already wear a removable camera. I have a very good orthodontist, so I want to share with you the knowledge she has given me. It concerns the care of the teeth after removing the permanent braces, and if they are interested I will also prepare an article on the care of the teeth when wearing the permanent braces and things that are worth knowing during such orthodontic treatment.
Dental and oral care after removal of permanent orthodontic appliances
Use a very soft toothbrush for daily brushing. Although a soft bristled toothbrush is also recommended for use with a fixed camera, there are exceptions where a soft toothbrush does not work. On the other hand, a soft toothbrush must be used when wearing a retention device. This is due to the fact that teeth after permanent braces are damaged and sensitive, and gums are prone to bleeding, as most people experience exposure of their necks. When it comes to toothpaste, it should also be special. Traditional whitening toothpastes should be avoided as they can irritate the gums and increase tooth pain. It is recommended to use high fluoride pastes, e.g. Colgate Duraphat 500 (approx. 30USDza 51 g). It is quite a big expense, so you can easily reach for a much cheaper replacement and choose a traditional paste from the drugstore, which will simply not be a whitening paste. As well as wearing a fixed hearing aid, you should also use removable dental flosses. Teeth after orthodontic treatment are susceptible to dental caries and spoilage, and daily flossing of teeth prevents dental caries. Particular care should be taken in flossing the gaps between the teeth that were covered by the rings, because they left a small, but looking through the prism of the teeth, quite a gap between the teeth. Rinsing the oral cavity with sage is an effective treatment. It has antiseptic properties and therefore prevents tooth and gum pain and inflammation. The issue of teeth whitening after orthodontic braces is equally important. First of all, it is necessary to break the myth that after removing the permanent braces, there will be spots on the teeth after the brackets have been removed. Nothing like that. The shade of the dental bone does not change in many people either. The teeth may be slightly yellower, but this is only due to the fact that the orthodontic braces make it impossible to clean the teeth thoroughly. In order to restore a uniform tooth colour, it is recommended to sand the teeth. It is absolutely necessary to avoid laser or dental teeth whitening, which may increase tooth sensitivity. There are many other ways, for example at home, of whitening teeth. They are not only cheaper, they are also safer. Immediately after removing the permanent camera, it is necessary to go to the dentist for a visit and to inspect the teeth. Most people who have removed their permanent braces should be treated with several teeth or seals replaced. If you have not removed all eight of them before wearing the camera, it is advisable to take a jaw check after a few months of wearing the retention camera. It will be possible that the eight left over will have to be removed. Unfortunately, this is not a pleasant thing to do, but remember that it is for a beautiful smile 🙂
And do you know any other ways to take care of your teeth after you have removed your permanent camera? Write down what you have heard from your orthodontist. Share both useful and absurd tips!
~ Patricia ~