Orthodontics

Protection and cleaning of orthodontic appliances

Currently there is a high percentage of the population with dental malocclusion and malposition needing treatment with removable or fixed orthodontic appliances. The effect of these treatments allows us to restore the functioning of the mouth, while improving dental and facial aesthetics and, therefore, to increase patients’ quality of life.

Protection and cleaning of orthodontic appliances

Currently there is a high percentage of the population with dental malocclusion and malposition needing treatment with removable or fixed orthodontic appliances. The effect of these treatments allows us to restore the functioning of the mouth, while improving dental and facial aesthetics and, therefore, to increase patients’ quality of life.


Cleaning orthodontics
  • Perform complete oral hygiene with specific products. without neglecting proper interproximal cleaning for orthodontic patients
  • Use toothbrushes whose filaments are arranged in a V shape and therefore adapt to the shape of the orthodontic appliances, together with a toothpaste and a mouthwash with a specific formulation for orthodontics.
  • Apply soft wax on fixed appliances to prevent the appearance of aphthae.
  • In the case of removable appliances, use effervescent cleansing tablets to eliminate food debris and oral biofilm stuck to the appliances.
  • Do not eat hard foods, such as walnuts, almonds, toasted bread or seeds.
  • Do not eat sticky and/or sugary foods such as chewing gum, nougat or candy.
  • Be careful with fruit pits and vegetables.

Orthodontics: related problems

Despite advances in orthodontic treatments, it continues to be a major challenge to reduce the common discomforts that arise during the process and that compromise its success and, in turn, patients’ quality of life.

Gingival inflammation,
caries and halitosis:

Due to the complexity of removing oral biofilm (bacterial plaque) in highly retentive areas, such as those formed by orthodontic appliances.

Pain and/or discomfort:

These appear from pressure produced during chewing or clenching teeth.

Ulcers:

due to rubbing of the different orthodontic appliances on the soft tissues. These hinder and limit food intake and, in some cases, speech as well

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