Everyone in todays world wants to get things done fast. We are so busy with life that anything that can make things faster is worth looking at. The same is true with braces and orthodontic treatment. The power to have a quicker treatment time is in your hands and in your day-to-day routine. The things you do on a regular basis with braces can really affect the outcome of your treatment, so make sure that you integrate these practices into your daily routine.
Wear Your Appliances
Full-time wear of appliances provided to you will always speed up your treatment. If you have rubber bands, an expander, or other type of appliance that is being used, follow directions accordingly. This ensures that the proper modification is being made to your bite, for the next phase of your treatment. Failing to remember these steps each day will prevent your teeth from being moved properly.
Maintain Oral Hygiene
Good oral hygiene is underestimated, but is very important. People with braces or retainers run a higher risk of cavities because bacteria has more places to grow in the mouth. Brackets make it easy to trap food particles that do not come out without proper brushing and flossing. The last thing you want during the process of orthodontic treatment is cavities. Getting a filling and replacing a bracket on a tooth could set back your treatment time by months.
Keep Your Appointments
Showing up for appointments and postponing as little as possible will, of course, speed up your treatment time. Getting a wire tightening with buccal braces, or new Invisalign trays fitted is important to the process of your treatment.
There are so many things you can do to speed up the pace of your treatment. For more information or to schedule a consultation call us today at 203-292-6644.