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Posted by AvA Orthodontics & Invisalign on 03/12/2018

Life with Braces


Life with Braces

Brushing & flossing during braces, wearing mouthguard while playing sport and handling orthodontic emergencies at home or at AvA Orthodontics.


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note the plaque buildup around the bands
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and brackets and along the gumline our
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objective is to thoroughly remove all of
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it with the brush bristles angled
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approximately 45 degrees downward make
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small circular motions while moving the
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brush forward angle the brush bristles
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approximately 45 degrees upward and
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again make small circular motions while
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moving the brush forward using the same
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brush head angles in motion clean the
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remaining teeth until all buildup is
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removed
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you
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pass the floss and threader up between
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two teeth slide the floss back and forth
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several times cleaning the surfaces of
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these teeth
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be sure to clean below the gum line
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for the lower pass the floss and
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threader upwards from inside and below
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the arch wire again be sure to clean
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below the gum line remove the floss and
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threader the proxy brush is a nylon
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bristle brush intended to clean in
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between the teeth place it under the
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arch wire in between two teeth then move
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it up and down cleaning the edge of the
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bracket toward the back in between the
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two teeth then the edge of the bracket
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toward the front while wearing braces
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it is essential that you wear a sports
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mouth guard when engaging in athletic
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activities dental injuries are the most
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common type of oral facial injury
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sustained during participation in sports
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your mouthpiece separates the upper and
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lower teeth with a cushion if your lower
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jaw receives a blow the cushion
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collapses a bit and prevents the teeth
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from coming into contact
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the mouth guard is specially designed to
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fit over braces and does not capture the
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braces themselves to allow the teeth to
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move
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avoiding hard and chewy food is
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important as loosening a bracket will
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lengthen treatment time
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hard or chewy food can loosen a bracket
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and there are several steps to repair
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the damage the arch wire and loosened
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bracket are removed
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the enamel surface is cleaned
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then prepared
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sealant is applied and a new bracket
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with adhesive is placed
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then light cured to harden adhesive and
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finally the arch wire is replaced
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hard or chewy food can bend the arch
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wire moving the teeth
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since it is a spring it can move teeth
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in the wrong direction
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when front teeth spacing starts to close
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sometimes the arch wire moves backward
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and begins protruding out of the molar
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tube which can irritate your cheek
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temporarily relieve irritation by
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placing wax over the protruding wire
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then call your orthodontist and explain
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the problem a special pair of pliers is
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used to trim the arch wire
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roll a piece of wax into a ball about
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the size of a pea press it onto the
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bracket which is irritating the cheek be
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sure to include the pokey wire as well
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as the bracket if a bracket toward the
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front is irritating the lip follow the
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same procedure in either case be sure to
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call the office to arrange an
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appointment to get the problem resolved


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