What care and routines they are necessary after orthodontics?

Written by: Dra. Blanca de la Higuera
Published: | Updated: 19/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

After orthodontic treatment there is a second phase not least, based on certain care and recommended by experts routines Dentistry and Stomatology , which will ensure the success of orthodontics and prevent teeth from moving.

What care should have the patient after orthodontics?

The patient has already completed the active phase of treatment, but tissue and teeth are not fully adapted to the new right position, so you will need to carry upper and lower retainers. These retainers will be polished in consultation but the patient must take care of their health in response to the instructions given in your clinic, to keep retainers in good condition and prevent the accumulation of plaque and gingival inflammation.In addition, the patient has to regularly visit the clinic to review the contention phase.


How often do you have to make revisions after removing orthodontics?

In our clinic it is established a contention protocol consisting of:1. Review the month of placing the containment apparatus2. Review after 2 months compared to the previous3. Review at 3 months compared to previous4. Review at 6 months compared to previous5. Annual review


Is it necessary that the patient take some other device for a certain time, for example, a sheath?

Yes, our patients are given a higher unseen tipoEssix and a lower cover.

The top cover must wear it every night and lower only if they descementase the retainer.


Can the patient eat any food to remove the braces?

Yes, our patients can eat everything, but the hardest foods should be chewed with the molars and never cut with the front teeth because those movements are those that descementan retainers.In addition Avoid sugary foods and drinks, and if you take good brushing as soon as possible and spend the silk thread


Is it possible that teeth move again?

The stability of mouth is very difficult to predict throughout life. In times when there is still a growth process or are still missing for the last molars erupt we should be very careful with retention. For this reason it is advisable that. in the first year after discharge, the holding apparatus we provide during every night sets.

We advise you to see periodic reviews of containment for our doctors check the perfect state of the occlusal, periodontal and dental health, to see how they are the last molars (wisdom teeth), if they have not yet erupted, adjust retainers and change patterns of placement.

If all this is not true teeth may move.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Blanca de la Higuera

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada, Dr. De la Higuera is a renowned specialist in dentistry. He has participated in various scientific publications and technical documents and has published numerous papers that have been presented at national and international conferences. It has a degree in Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) by the University of Barcelona and one in Clinical Orthodontics from the University of New York, and a master's degree in Orthodontics and adults infatil the University of Barcelona.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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