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What awaits you when you start orthodontic treatment…

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Orthodontic treatment is no longer a luxury, it has become a necessity. Business life has become such a race that your education is as valuable as your appearance. So you decided on this treatment, what do you know about what can happen to you when you start? I tried to gather under a few titles for you what you may experience.

Fixed Orthodontic Treatment

* After the brackets are attached, sensitivity and pain occur during chewing in the middle of 3-10 days. This period is temporary, soft foods can be consumed and painkillers can be used during this period.

* Oral hygiene should be paid attention to as long as the wires are in the mouth. Teeth should be brushed at least twice a day with a regular toothbrush and at least once with a mid-tooth brush. Otherwise, swelling and bleeding in the gums; permanent stains and bruises may occur on the teeth, around the brackets. If the swelling in the gums becomes permanent, it may be permanent and surgical interventions may be required.

* When the brackets are in the mouth; It is forbidden to consume acidic beverages (cola, soda, mineral water, etc.), sticky foods such as chewing gum, Turkish delight, and to break out shelled cookies (hazelnut, peanut, almond, carob, etc.) with teeth.

* Hard fruits (apple, pear, quince, etc.) should be eaten sliced, not bitten.

* Foods with seeds (olives, plums, buckwheat, dates, etc.) must be removed from their seeds or consumed very carefully.

* If you like to consume boiled corn, it will be more comfortable for you to choose corn in a glass when your treatment is over.

* You should go to your doctor for a check-up every 3-6 weeks.

* After your treatment is over, reinforcement should be done to avoid recurrence (relapse). Reinforcement therapy takes at least 2 years.

Mobile Orthodontic Treatment

Intraoral Appliances (Palada Holder, Transparent Plate):

* Difficulty in speaking and swallowing in the first week of wearing the appliance; Complaints of excessive salivation are common. As the appliance is used regularly, these complaints will pass.

* The appliance should be removed at least 2 times a day while brushing, and the appliance should be cleaned with the help of a brush and paste.

* Appliances should be disinfected at least once a week with denture cleaning tablets that you can buy from pharmacies. My advice is to do this process every day.

* Appliances should be used for at least 18-20 hours a day.

* Appliances, when not in use, should definitely be protected in the special boxes given to you, they should not be wrapped in napkins or carried in pockets. Otherwise, appliances; can be lost, broken or thrown away.

* If your appliances are lost or incompatible due to non-use, your doctor may request a new price from you.

Non-Mouth Appliances (Chin, Nape, Hat):

* They must be used for at least 16-18 hours every day.

* Cleaning; by hand, in warm water, with soap; It can be done by washing in the machine on the delicate program with a laundry bag.

* Hair and head scars may occur in head-mounted appliances, these scars are temporary, it is not a situation to be alarmed.

* In cases where it irritates the skin, the metal parts can be closed with the help of a plaster, and special pads that you can obtain from your doctor can be placed on the irritated areas of the fabric.

* The patient is responsible for lost and broken appliances, in such cases your doctor may request a price for replacement.

* It is necessary to go to your doctor for an inspection in the middle of every 3-6 weeks.

* After your treatment is over, reinforcement should be done to avoid recurrence (relapse). Reinforcement therapy takes at least 2 years.

I hope you were able to use it as a guide. Healthy days…

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