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.