Oral hygiene during braces is so important to the health of your teeth. If you fail to practice good oral hygiene, you will find that you begin having issues like cavities, gingivitis, and even gum disease. When wearing braces, it is still absolutely essential that you practice good hygiene. Both the orthodontic appliances and your teeth need to be kept clean. Because traditional metal braces can be difficult to clean, it’s important to take your time when cleaning your teeth. You must pay special attention to the brackets and wires so that you remove all plaque and food debris.
Orthodontic treatment can help to address many kinds of dental problems. Some are fairly simple, like straightening crooked teeth. Filling gaps and correcting an overbite are common issues that can be successfully addressed by Invisalign. The time needed to complete treatment typically involves several months. Finally, when the braces come over, patients want to know what to expect. Is the problem fixed forever? Will future treatment be necessary? What happens after the Invisalign treatment is completed?
While the term “emergency” is often used when describing orthodontic problems, TRUE orthodontic emergencies are extremely rare. The goal of this blog is to explain the different problems that can arise during orthodontic treatment, and provide a guide on how to handle them. Detailed explanations of these issues are also given at your appliance placement appointment regarding these guidelines. Here are a few different types of orthodontic problems and issues you may encounter during treatment, what you can do about them, and, most importantly, how you can prevent emergencies in the future.