Orthodontics is a specialised dental discipline concerned with the correction of uneven teeth, abnormal bite (malocclusion) and jaw position. Whether undertaken for cosmetic reasons or to address a more serious ‘medical’ condition, the impact of treatment on an individual’s livelihood and confidence cannot be overstated. However in order to achieve a more attractive smile and a healthier mouth it is important that patients maintain effective oral care both during and after treatment.
The most commonly complaints associated with braces include:
sores and wounds caused by rubbing of the orthodontic appliance on the gums
bad breath resulting from the accumulation of biofilm
demineralisation of the enamel
All of the aforementioned complaints can be alleviated by use of oral hygiene products specifically developed for orthodontic patients.