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We know that orthodontic treatment is a crucial stage for you to achieve the healthy and attractive smile you deserve. However, to ensure the success of the treatment and the durability of your braces, it is essential that you maintain certain specific care. Here is a reminder of what your orthodontist has advised you to do to protect your teeth and brackets during this process:

  1. Protect your teeth and brackets:

During orthodontic treatment, it is important to avoid foods that can damage the brackets and consider additional protection to prevent possible injuries to the mouth. To do this, you can use mouthguards specially designed to absorb shocks, especially if you play sports. In addition, orthodontic wax can help reduce chafing and irritation caused by brackets.

Keep regular appointments with your orthodontist:

Each case is unique, so the length of treatment may vary. It is essential to follow your orthodontist’s instructions and keep your scheduled appointments. During these visits, the progress of your treatment will be evaluated and you will be given instructions on the necessary care and how to manage any side effects you may experience.

  1. Adopt rigorous oral hygiene habits:

Brushing your teeth after every meal is crucial to maintaining good oral health during orthodontic treatment. It is advisable to use special tools that facilitate cleaning around brackets and wires. In addition, flossing and using mouthwash can help prevent plaque buildup and tooth decay.

  1. Use interdental brushes:

These brushes are especially useful for removing food debris that gets trapped between brackets and teeth. Their design allows them to reach hard-to-reach areas and ensure thorough and effective cleaning.

  1. Schedule regular dental cleanings:

Professional dental cleanings are essential to remove tartar and plaque that can build up during orthodontic treatment. It is recommended to schedule a cleaning every six months to keep your teeth and brackets in optimal condition.

  1. Avoid certain foods:

Foods that are hard, sticky or can cause debris buildup should be avoided during orthodontic treatment. This includes candy, chewing gum, crunchy foods, sausage-type meat snacks and any food that may stain the teeth or dislodge the braces. In addition, it is important to avoid chewing on ice or popsicles to prevent possible damage to the brackets.

By following these simple but effective tips, you can protect your teeth and brackets during orthodontic treatment and ensure optimal results. Remember that we are here to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you may have.

Your smile is in good hands at Clínica Miravéco!

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