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Handling tohile there are different brandsup. readbraces, they workthethe samefixedinanswersinpatientsoutforfindtoariseonwhichfixedofquestionscropaskedissuescommoncommonlyandsomewway Emergencies to schedule an appointment for you notsee the orthodontist. be madeandinformationwilltreatmentthetoeffortusingbyeverydetrimentalthenhometoatarediscomfort,oralleviatedproblemsbepaininthesecanareofostyouf m idiscomfortbraces.anybelow. Food Caught Between Teeth Mouth Sores ThiS iS NOT AN EmErgENcy,BUT cAN BE A LiTTLE UNcOmFOrTABLE.iT iS EASiLyFixED SOmE PATiENTS ArE SUScEPTiBLE TO EPiSODES OF mOUThSOrES.whiLE BrAcES DO NOT cAUSE wiThDENTAL FLOSS. TryTyiNgA SmALL kNOT iN ThE miDDLE OF ThE FLOSS TO hELP ThEm,ThEy mAyBE mADE wOrSE ByAN irriTATiON FrOmBrAcES. ONE OrSEVErAL ArEAS rEmOVE ThE FOOD,OrUSE yOUr iNTErSPAcE (SmALL hEADED)BrUShOrTOOThPickTO OF ULcErATiON OF ThE chEEkS,LiPS OrTONgUE mAyAPPEAr. ThiS iS NOT AN EmErgENcy, DiSLODgE FOOD cAUghT BETwEEN TEEThAND BrAcES. BUT mAyBE VEryUNcOmFOrTABLE. PrOmPT rELiEF mAyBE AchiEVED ByAPPLyiNgA SmALL AmOUNT OF TOPicAL ANAESThETic (SUchAS OrAL rELiEF gEL)DirEcTLyTO ThE ULcErATED Ligatures Come Off SUrFAcE USiNg A cOTTON SwAB. rE-APPLy ThiS whEN NEEDED Or AS DirEcTED By ThE iNSTrUcTiONS ON ThE PrODUcT. TiNy rUBBEr BANDS Or SmALL, FiNE wirES, kNOwN AS LigATUrES, Protruding Wire hOLD ThE wirE TO ThE BrAckET. iF A rUBBEr LigATUrE ShOULD cOmE OccASiONALLy,ThE END OF A wirE wiLL OFF, yOU mAyBE ABLE TO PUT iT BAck wOrk iTSELF OUT OF PLAcE AND irriTATE iN PLAcE USiNg cLEAN TwEEzErS. ThE mOUTh. USE A cOTTON BUD Or iF A wirE LigATUrE cOmES LOOSE, PENciL ErASErTO PUShThE wirE SO ThAT SimPLy rEmOVE iT wiThTwEEzErS.iF iT iS FLAT AgAiNST ThE TOOTh.iF ThE wirE ThE wirE LigATUrE iS STickiNgOUT iNTO ThE LiP BUT iS NOT LOOSE, iT cAN BE BENT BAck cANNOT BE mOVED iNTO A cOmFOrT DOwN wiTh A cOTTON BUD Or PENciL ErASEr TO ELimiNATE ThE irriTATiON. whEN ABLE POSiTiON, cOVEr iT wiTh rELiEF ONE LigATUrE POPS OFF Or BrEAkS, OThErS mAy FOLLOw. ExAmiNE ALL LigATUrES wAx SUPPLiED iN yOUr cLEANiNg PAck. ADjAcENT TO ThE miSSiNgLigATUrE. PLEASE NOTiFy yOUrOrThODONTiST TO chEck iN A SiTUATiON whErE ThE wirE iS cAUSiNgExTrEmE PAiN AND yOU ArE NOT ABLE TO SEE whEThErThE LigATUrE NEEDS TO BE rEPLAcED. ThE OrThODONTiST SOON, yOU mAy,AS A LAST rESOrT, cUT ThE wirE USiNgA ShArP PAir OF NAiL SciSSOrS Or cLiPPErS. TO rEDUcE ThE POSSiBiLiTyOF SwALLOwiNgThE SNiPPED Discomfort PiEcE OF wirE,USE A FOLDED TiSSUE Or gAUzE ArOUND ThE ArEA.rELiEF wAx mAySTiLL BE iT iS qUiTE NOrmAL TO ExPEriENcE DiScOmFOrT FOr A DAy Or TwO AFTEr BrAcES NEcESSAryTO PrOViDE cOmFOrT TO ThE irriTATED ArEA. Or rETAiNErS ArE FiTTED Or ADjUSTED. ThE DiScOmFOrT cAN mAkE EATiNg Loose Brackets, Wires or Bands UNcOmFOrTABLE –ThiS iS BOThNOrmAL AND TEmPOrAry.kEEP TO EATiNgSOFT FOODS DUriNgThiS TimE AND USE A miLD ANALgESicSUchAS iBrUPrOFEN OrPArAcETAmOL iF ThE BrAcES hAVE cOmE LOOSE iN FOrThE FirST FEwDAyS iF DiScOmFOrT iS ExPEriENcED. ANy wAy, ThE OrThODONTiST ShOULD BE cALLED TO DETErmiNE APPrOPriATE Irritation of Lips or Cheeks NExT STEPS. BrAckETS ArE ThE PArTS SOmETimES NEw BrAcES cAN OF BrAcES ATTAchED TO TEETh wiTh A BE irriTATiNg TO ThE mOUTh, SPEciAL ADhESiVE. ThEy ArE gENErALLy ESPEciALLy whEN EATiNg. A SmALL POSiTiONED iN ThE cENTrE OF EAch AmOUNT OF NON-mEDiciNAL rELiEF TOOTh. ThE BrAckET cAN BE kNOckED wAx mAkES AN ExcELLENT BUFFEr OFF iF hArD Or crUNchyFOODS hAVE BEEN EATEN.iF ThE LOOSE BrAckET hAS rOTATED ON BETwEEN BrAcE AND mOUTh which ThE wirE AND iS STickiNgOUT AND yOU cANNOT immEDiATELy rEAchThE OrThODONTiST, yOU cAN FiND iN yOUr cLEANiNg yOU cAN DO A TEmPOrAryFixTO EASE DiScOmFOrT AND PrEVENT FUrThErDAmAgE. ThiS PAck. SimPLy PiNch OFF A SmALL mUST ONLy BE DONE AS A LAST rESOrT. TAkE cArE TO PrEVENT SwALLOwiNg Or OThEr PiEcE AND rOLL iT iNTO A BALL ThE SizE OF A SmALL PEA. FLATTEN ThE BALL AND PLAcE iNjUry. TO PUT ThE BrAckET BAck iN PLAcE, USE cLEAN TwEEzErS TO SLiDE ThE BrAckET iT cOmPLETELyOVErThE ArEA OF ThE BrAcES cAUSiNg irriTATiON. EATiNg wiLL ThEN ALONgThE wirE UNTiL iT iS BETwEEN TwO TEETh.rOTATE ThE BrAckET BAckTO ThE PrOPEr BEcOmE mOrE cOmFOrTABLE (AVOiD hOT DriNkS AS ThiS wiLL mELT ThE wAx).iF ThE POSiTiON ThEN SLiDE iT BAckTO ThE cENTrE OF ThE TOOTh. wAx iS AcciDENTALLy iNgESTED, iT’S NOT A PrOBLEmAS ThE wAx iS hArmLESS. Book a cleaning session today! Decalcification Gum Disease Good Oral Hygiene is paramount to successful orthodontic treatment Please ensure that you book your poor oral hygiene before or during treatment will worsen and lead to cleaning appointments before, during gum disease and tooth decay. it also reduces the effectiveness of the and after the braces are fitted. incomplete treatment. to remove food deposits, plaque and calculus £20.00Pre-Brace Cleaning Serviceortreatmentofterminationearlytoleadingappliance orthodontic cleaned by our clinicians or hygienists before appliances are fitted, and to remove food deposits, plaque and calculus £20.00In-Treatment Cleaning Serviceareteeththerecommendsrthodontics octagon oreasonthisor f at regular intervals throughout treatment. to remove plaque and calculus £40.00Post-Brace Cleaning Servicecleanedbetocontinueteeththethatrecommendationstrongouris it for convenience, oral hygiene appointments can be arranged at this Air Polish using air, sodium bicarbonate and practice to coincide with orthodontic appointments. everyone can water to remove stains, plaque, calculus and £60.00surface discolouration benefit from the following private cleaning services:


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