Orthodontist in Leeds

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Paul Scott Orthodontics
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Brace Care

Brace Care Instructions


Fixed Appliances (Braces)
DO:
  • Brush your teeth and braces after every meal.
  • Use an interdental brush to clean under the wire at least once per day before bed.
  • Use a fluoride mouthwash before bed.
  • Use the wax if your brace is rubbing.
  • Rinse with saltwater if your lips/ gums feel sore.
  • Use analgesics of the recommended dose if required.
DO NOT
  • Play with your brace.
  • Eat sugary, sticky or acidic foods.
  • Drink Fizzy drinks.
  • Play contact sports without a gumshield.

Removable Braces
DO:
  • Wear your brace at all the times including eating and sleeping.
  • Brush your teeth and brace after every meal.
  • Keep your brace in a plastic box if it isn't being worn.
  • Contact the practice if you lose or break your brace.
DO NOT:
  • Wear your brace for contact-sports or swimming.
  • Eat sugary, sticky or acidic foods.
  • Drink Fizzy drinks.

Twinblock Functional Braces
DO:
  • Wear your brace all the time including sleeping.
  • Bite properly into the blocks all the time, attempting to keep your lips closed.
  • Try to eat with the brace in.
  • Brush your teeth and braces after every meal.
  • Keep your brace in a plastic box if it is not in your mouth.
  • Contact the surgery if you lose or break your brace
DO NOT:
  • Wear your brace for contact-sports or swimming.
  • Eat sugary, sticky or acidic foods.
  • Drink Fizzy drinks.

Elastics
DO:
  • Wear your elastics as instructed (See your instructions sheet).
  • Change them once a day or if they break.
  • Call the practice if you lose / run out of elastics as we can post more to you.
DO NOT:
  • Copy how your friends wear their elastics.
  • Stop wearing your elastics till instructed.

Removable Retainer Instructions
DO:
  • Wear your retainer as instructed.
  • Use a toothbrush and soap to clean the brace.
  • Use Retainer-Brite about once a month if required.
  • Keep the retainers in a box when not worn.
  • Bring your retainers to every appointment.
  • If you lose your retainer contact the practice immediately for the provision of replacement.
DO NOT:
  • Stop wearing your retainer.
  • Eat or drink with your retainers in place.
  • Clean your retainer with hot water or toothpaste.
  • Leave your retainer where your dog can get to it.

Fixed Retainer Instructions
DO:
  • Use an interdental brush to clean under the wire at least once per day before bed.
  • Contact the practice as soon as possible if the bonded retainer comes loose.
  • Continue to wear your removable retainer.
DO NOT:
  • Use floss between the teeth with the bonded retainer.