Living a healthier, happier life is easier when your teeth, bite, and jaw is in the correct position. After all, good oral health is an essential part of living a healthy life for people of all ages. If you weren’t born with perfectly even teeth or experiencing problems with your bite or jaw alignment, seeking professional orthodontic care can help you improve your oral health. Before scheduling your consultation at Senan Orthodontic Studios, here’s what you need to know about handling common orthodontic issues at home.
Overview of Orthodontics
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating problems with the position of a person’s teeth, jaw, and/or bite. Orthodontic care isn’t one-size-fits-all. Because everyone’s oral health, lifestyle, and medical history are different, no two orthodontic experiences will be the same. Regardless of your oral concern, seeking professional orthodontic care with a trained, experienced orthodontist is the best way to ensure you improve your oral health safely, quickly, and effectively.
What Are Different Orthodontic Issues?
Orthodontic intervention isn’t merely used to improve the appearance of crooked teeth. Braces can help resolve numerous dental problems. Some of the most common issues that orthodontic care can correct include the following:
- Gapped teeth
What Are the Causes of Orthodontic Issues?
Orthodontic emergencies or issues often arise from factors that cannot be controlled or prevented. In other instances, multiple factors may be to blame for a person’s dental problems, and general rules should be followed to ensure no additional damage. Some of the most common orthodontic issues include:
- Habits, such as thumb sucking
- Misaligned jaw
- Injury or trauma to the mouth
How Can Orthodontic Issues Be Handled at Home?
Once you begin orthodontic care to resolve your oral health concerns, there are steps that you can take to ensure that your treatment plan unfolds smoothly and effectively. Keep these tips in mind to handle your orthodontic issues at home:
- Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing every day
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods that could cause tooth decay and gum disease while wearing braces
- Practice proper teeth, mouth alignment, and tongue positioning as directed by your orthodontist
- Avoid clenching and grinding teeth, which could cause damage to your braces and teeth
- Wear tiny rubber bands as directed for bite correction
- Manage discomfort by using orthodontic wax when needed
- Seek professional help when you notice any concerns with your braces, such as a broken orthodontic wire
- Visit the orthodontist regularly for checkups and adjustments.
- Visit the dentist twice a year for routine exams and professional cleanings.
Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home is Important
The best way to ensure that your orthodontic treatment process goes as smoothly as possible is to handle orthodontic issues at home properly. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, seeking professional help when you experience a concern, and following your orthodontist’s instructions, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in no time.
Senan Orthodontic Studios is Here to Help
Maintaining your overall health is important to avoid more common orthodontic problems like severe pain, general soreness, loose braces, and any other minor aches. The best thing to do during a true orthodontic emergency is to visit Senan Orthodontic Studios for any immediate problem. Dr. Ziadeh and his team can help you address the severity of the problem, recommend the best option, and provide you with immediate attention. With our modern techniques, state-of-the-art materials, and compassionate care, we can help resolve even the most complicated dental problems quickly, safely, and comfortably. Schedule your next orthodontic appointment with our friendly and professional team today!
Dr. Senan K. Ziadeh
BDS DDS MScD DScD CAGS Ortho
Dr. Senan Ziadeh, a board-certified orthodontist, brings over two decades of experience to his practice, Senan Orthodontic Studios, in McAllen, Texas. His illustrious career spans three continents, where he acquired a vast array of post-doctoral degrees, including a Doctorate of Science in Dentistry (DScD) and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics (CAGS), culminating in his recognition as a Diplomate by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Alongside his professional accomplishments, Dr. Ziadeh is a dedicated family man, enjoying diverse activities from traveling to music.