When someone initially get their braces installed on their teeth, they’re going to have some discomfort or soreness. The standard time period to get use to braces, immediately after they’re placed, is all about 1 week or less. Nearly all discomfort may be the next day of the braces are put. On that day may be the toughest. With subsequent monthly visits, after installment, the teeth might be sore just for a couple of days or otherwise whatsoever. Therefore the first week may be the toughest.
You’ll have a difficult time eating food, so think about meals which are soft to consume like mash potatoes or macaroni and cheese. You’ll have a difficult time eating certain meals so consider soft foods that you want to consume. The discomfort isn’t a sharp discomfort but a monotonous pain particularly when eating. Also, at first you’ll drool a great deal but simply for a while.
Some orthodontists just put the brackets on the teeth with no wires initially. In my opinion this extends time it requires to obtain confidence with braces. The easiest way of becoming accustomed to your braces would be to have the brackets and also the wires placed simultaneously, so that your mouth could possibly get use for them.
Don’t move your lips a great deal. Immediately after braces are installed, patients really wants to move their lips a great deal since it feels funny. Don’t. This can irritate your lips and make more discomfort than needed. Braces aren’t exactly smooth so don’t move your lips a great deal.
Use ortho wax and a lot of it. Your orthodontist provides you with plenty of wax to put in your brackets and wires. Give consideration to areas within your lips which are beginning to feel raw. Place a lot of wax on that area for days. Gradually your lips can get use of the braces and can toughen up. Then you definitely won’t require the use of wax just as much. Just let it rest. Accidentally eating the wax, will not hurt you but of course don’t eat it. Read more »
Formulation of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning involves development of an adequate diagnostic database. Since diagnosis must be comprehensive, that is, it should not deal only with one aspect of the situation, but it requires an extensive assessment of the patient’s condition. This involves collection and analysis of at least the basic diagnostic aids which should be of diagnostic quality. Read more »
Different appliances can be used during the early mixed dentition to expand the constricted maxillary arch. Among the most commonly used and easily fabricated applainces are Quad helix appliance and W-arch expander.
The Quad-helix incorporates 4 helices to increase the wire length thus increasing the flexibility and range of action while W-arch appliance simply has wire in the shape of W to expande arch. This appliance has wide range of action can be used for anterior as well as posterior arch expansion. The appliance consists of 0.036 stainless steel wire and two molar bands on first molar.
Management of constricted arch is one of the common problem for dentists and these appliances are very useful not only in the aspect of its effectiveness but also the cheap price, easy activation and fabrication. Read more »
We are most often face in the midstream of inquiries such as: at what age should the child have an orthodontic evaluation, what are the neccesary procedures needed to provide a thorough examination, what are the advantages of having orthodontic treatment, how does the braces work, how long does the treatment take, can adult patients benefit from orthodontic treatment, at what age is a patient too old for orthodontics, how do we take care of our braces, will it affect my way of brushing, are there specific foods to be avoided, is orthodontic treatment expensive? Read more »
An integral part of any mixed dentition protocol is monitoring the transition from the mixed to the permanent dentition. The most common type of malocclusion noted in the mixed dentition usually is described as crowding. Patients with crowding are referred because of the obvious dentoalveolar protrusion or lack of sufficient space for permanent tooth eruption. Read more »
Management avenues for Class II malocclusion as partof interceptive orthodontics are marred with a multitude of appliances, on both fixed and removable mode, which sometimes prove difficulty in patient compliance (for removable ones) and complicated designs and mechanics (for fixed appliances).
A system of Class II corrective appliance will be demonstrated with ease in manipulation and improved treatment results in mind. Read more »
Open bite is a deviation in the vertical relationship of maxillary and mandibular arches characterized by a lack of contact between opposing segments of teeth. Opening in the anterior may develop from interaction of many etiologic factors, both hereditary and environmental. If it is associated with craniofacial malformations, it is difficult to treat and tend to relapse so early treatment during the primary and mixed dentition period has been advocated to reduce the need of treatment in the permanent dentition when surgery becomes viable option. Read more »
APO Association of Philippine Orthodontists Outreach Project
Theme: “Handog ng APO: Maagang Pasko para sa OLP Feeding Program”
Hapee & APO tayo!
This will be the last APO activity for the year 2011.
In lieu of APO having the traditional Christmas Party, the APO Board decided to share our social responsibility among the needy children of Imus Cavite.
Please take a look at the Program of activity attached to this letter.
APO Outreach Project
What: Christmas party with the Feeding program children
Dental Education and Oral health instructions
When: November 28, 2011 (Monday)
Where: Our Lady of the Pillar Imus Cathedral
Pandayan Hall, Imus Cavite
Association of Philippine Orthodontists Outreach Project
Pre-orthodontic Trainer or the T4K is a two phase dental appliance made of silicone or polyurethane that is designed to incorporate myofunctional and tooth positioning characteristics. It is an early treatment of choice to improve the facial and dental appearance by guiding the eruption of the permanent dentition and repositioning the jaws, as well as eliminating myofunctional habits. Pre-orthodontic Trainer can be applied in minimal chair time and is most effective if used during the early mixed dentition stage. It is a practical choice for early orthodontic treatment.