PATIENT CO-OPERATION "E = R". The quality of our RESULT is dependent upon your EFFORT.
Orthodontists (We) determine the problem, recommend treatment, make a plan and carry out the plan step by step.
Patient understands why teeth are being straightened and the treatment plan, brushes after Eating anything and flosses once a day, avoids HARD and STICKY foods and minimizes sugar intake, always wears headgear, elastics and other appliances, keeps all appointments, arrives on time and reports lost or broken appliances and does not play or fiddle with the appliances.
Parents and Friends are supportive, understanding, gently coaching and always caring.
DO NOT EAT SUBSTANCES LIKE :
Hard candy, Caramel, Nuts, Ice, Bones (or pencils),
Popcorn, Whole Apples, Hard Bread Crusts, Chips, Dried Meat,
Raw Vegetables like Carrots and Celery, Chikki, Chakli, Laadus
or Tough Roti, Supari, Pan Masala, etc.
These can break the delicate appliances.
DO NOT EAT :
Sugar and sugary products as these can damage teeth or gums.
EAT A LOT OF : Balanced diet consisting of Meat, Vegetables, Fruits, Cereals and Dairy products.
Permanent stains, cavities and gum disease are all caused by bacteria that live on teeth in a colorless sticky substance called "Plaque". Plaque must be removed every day. Braces make it harder to remove plaque. Brackets, Bands and arch wires create nooks and crevices that are hard to reach, therefore the brushing technique is different. The brush should be placed against the teeth at an angle.
The bristles should be pushed under the wire and between the teeth. The brush should then be vibrated and moved in small circles in each area of the mouth. This should be done from above and below the arch wire. Scrub all over the braces, teeth and gums in circular motion and do not forget the tongue side and chewing surfaces. When brushing is finished, the braces and the teeth should be free of food particles and plaque.
The braces should be shiny, the gum margin should be distinct and gum tissue should be firm and a light pink color. A careful brushing should take 3 minutes and should be done within 10 minutes after eating. Always brush before bedtime.
A FEW MINUTES A DAY IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR FRESH BREATH AND CLEAN HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS.
It's Up to You ! brush your teeth, bands, brackets after each meal. Remember, We want both a beautiful Smile and a Clean, Sweet Breath !