Oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment
Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital for achieving positive results of any orthodontic treatment. The patients failute to sustain good oral health during and after an orthodontic treatment will waste the time and energy of the orthodontist and can worsen the situation for the patient themselves.
One of the factors which the patient needs to take care of is the occurrence of dental caries. Sometimes, the patient misses their appointments and when they come back for the orthodontic treatment, there are caries on their teeth, which will then cause further complications during treatment. The archwire, bands and brackets are the locations which can be nice hideouts for bacteria and caries. Hence, oral hygiene should be maintained by proper cleaning.
During orthodontic treatments, the patient must also try to maintain good oral hygiene because failure to do so might cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. This can worsen the situation and treatment. It becomes really complicated when the orthodontist has to start the treatment for gum recession or periodontal disease in- between the orthodontic treatment.
When the teeth and gums are not cleaned properly then stains and pigmentation can be found on the teeth. This destroys the aesthetic appearance of the patient and can cause changes in the psychological attitude of the patient.
The patient has to know that there are some particular risks involved in having orthodontic treatments, one of these is risking severe consequences if the teeth and gums are not cleaned properly. After orthodontic treatments, the teeth and gums can easily become victims of infections and diseases. The chances of having dental caries increases and the gums get more vulnerable to infections and diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Maintaining good oral health is the answer to every question in this regard. By keeping the oral cavity properly clean, all the risks and complications involved in orthodontic treatments can be eliminated successfully.