There is a virus outside, what should I do with my dental braces?

There is a virus outside, what should I do with my braces?

Those who are wearing braces for correction, especially steel braces, are now in an aggressive state.

After all, students who need a follow-up visit once a month may not see their orthodontist for nearly two months. What should I do?

Next, let's talk about how little friends wearing steel braces and invisible toothache help themselves at home.

The first thing to note is that if nothing unexpected happens (that is, the set of things that the doctor ordered you when you brought the braces), the biggest impact of this epidemic is that your treatment will be extended by one or two month. As long as the braces of the invisible braces are replaced on time, the treatment will continue.

If something happens:

Please face the wall for 5 minutes yourself. You will have to eat it with tears without the consequences of your doctor's advice.

1. Braces are missing

I. Braces stuck to the ends

If the braces attached to the ends look like this, this is the buccal canal.

Ask your family to help, shine with a flashlight, hold tweezers or vascular forceps (if you have one at home), and scoop down the buccal tube from the back of the wire to save it. If the end of the wire does not poke to the flesh (including the soft tissue of the gums and cheeks), it will not be treated temporarily. If there is a problem that will poke the flesh next to you, if there is orthodontic wax, first wrap the end of the wire with orthodontic wax. If there is no orthodontic wax, you can also wrap the end of the wire with a cotton ball for temporary protection. The more troublesome is that you may have to change every meal.

If the braces on the ends look like this, it's a loop

Generally, the belt loop does not fall down directly, and loosening usually occurs. If you feel loose, do not eat with this side for the time being. The band usually stays on the teeth and is not likely to move around. If it is a cast band, that is, the customized band is dropped off, and the treatment is the same as the detached buccal tube. After removing it, save it and protect the end of the wire.

II. Braces on the front and middle teeth

1. Is the bracket most often said

Falling brackets generally do not cause any damage. It only temporarily delays the treatment. After all, this tooth is not in the dentition, and the overall alignment and clearance process will be hindered. You can temporarily fix the bracket with orthodontic wax, cotton balls or even oral sugar.

2. The rubber chain or spring comes off

Normally, doctors use the elastic system to close the gap according to personal habits. Rubber bands (changed by the patient every day), tension springs, and rubber chains are usually used.

Using rubber bands is usually not a big problem, just pull it up again.

If a tension spring or rubber chain added by the doctor is used, and unilateral shedding occurs, after consulting the doctor, you need to take care of it yourself to prevent the force values ​​on both sides from becoming unbalanced and causing the center line to skew.
Dental Braces protection due to virus

Generally, the tension springs and rubber chains are hung on small hooks of steel wires or tooth brackets. You can remove the tension springs or rubber chains in the direction of the opening of the hooks. If you are more proficient in operation, or someone helps, you can hang the tension spring or rubber chain according to the position on the opposite side.

3. The steel wire is stretched and poked

When the teeth are aligned and the gap is closed, the wire at the end is easy to grow.

The alignment stage is better. Generally, the end will bend out in an arc. At most, it feels that there is something shaking at the back end when chewing. The problem is not big.

When closing the gap, the end of the wire is usually left untreated, and some partners who move quickly may have a short section of the end quickly, repeatedly poking into the cheek mucosa causing local pain or even ulcers.

When this situation can not be seen, you need to take a small piece of orthodontic wax and paste it on the end of the wire to protect the mucous membrane, especially before meals.

4. The ligature loop is off

Non-self-locking brackets use ligature loops or ligatures to tie the wire so that the teeth are aligned in the shape of the wire. Occasionally, the ligature loop or the ligature wire comes off.

Under normal circumstances, this kind of shedding does not cause great problems, just need to be patient and wait for the doctor to deal with it.

Of course, there are hard-core children who will do this:

Of course, we do not recommend that you do this operation at home. The children in the picture are medical professionals themselves, the family are doctors, and they do excellent daily manual work. If you do it yourself at home, if you accidentally remove the bracket, you will lose more than you pay.

Invisible braces are relatively less likely to have problems.

    The braces given by the doctor are gone

Orthodontic doctors generally calculate how many braces to give based on the time of follow-up. If it is a child who is unfortunately revisited during the shutdown, this may be more urgent.

Don’t worry, although the clinic is not open, the express brother is here
Contact your doctor as soon as possible to explain how many braces you have in your hand and how long the braces have been in your mouth.

The doctor can calculate how many braces you need in the shortest time and send them to you

PS. If you are pulling the rubber band, remember to remind the doctor to send the corresponding rubber band along with the braces.

Attachment is missing

The accessory is a resin button that is glued to the tooth to help the brace move the tooth.

Recently someone knows what to do if I find that the attachment is missing.

In general, the main role of the accessory is to assist, that is, to assist the braces to move the teeth.

If this problem occurs, first, do not continue to change the braces. Keep the current number of braces.

Contact your orthodontist to clearly inform you which tooth attachment is missing, and the doctor will check your movement simulation to determine if this attachment plays an important role in the next few steps.

If the missing attachment is not a problem in the subsequent tooth movement, you can continue to replace the braces. You need to pay special attention to the degree of fit of the missing attachment teeth to the braces. If the missing attachment is important in the next move, then unfortunately, you can only maintain the current number of steps and wait until the follow-up consultation.

Cracked braces

This is probably a misfortune. Although the factory has already started, but there are some productions, the previous year's list must be cleared before the subsequent braces are produced.

Even if the orthodontist was contacted immediately, and the orthodontist immediately contacted the factory to re-produce, it would take several weeks for the doctor to get it.

If the broken braces have been worn for more than a week, after contacting the orthodontist, you can try the next braces. It's best if you can put it in. If you can't put it in, try reversing the brace. If that doesn't work, you can only bring your current braces temporarily to avoid biting the glue at the rupture site. Wait for the new braces produced by the factory to be in place.

If neither the current braces nor the new braces can be worn, you can only wait to restart it later.

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