People in North York, Toronto get orthodontics for a variety of reasons. Depending upon the nature of the issue which requires correcting, your treatment may last a couple of months up to two years, or perhaps even longer in some cases.
However, there are a lot of things you can do to ensure that your orthodontic treatment goes smoothly and efficiently to reduce overall treatment time for you.
Understand Your Options
At York Mills Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options. Different treatment types may have advantages and disadvantages based on your goals and lifestyle. Your orthodontist should explain all of your options to you, so that you can make an informed decision regarding what will be best for you.
Watch What You Eat
It is very important to follow all recommendations and guidelines that your orthodontist reviews with you. Maintaining a healthy diet as well as avoiding the wrong foods, will keep you on the right track.
Eating hard or sticky food could break your braces or bend the wires, derailing your treatment program. Other foods are hard to clean out of the braces or may stain your teeth, leaving you with avoidable marks on your teeth after your braces are removed.
Go to All Appointments
Delaying appointment delays your progress! We need to make sure your teeth are responding appropriately and to make the necessary adjustments as required, to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene Habits
Oral hygiene is as important now as ever! With braces, there are more places where food can get stuck on your teeth. If your teeth aren’t properly cleaned, this can lead to tooth decay and swollen/bleeding gums. Unhealthy teeth and gums will delay progress and prolong your treatment. It is also very important to see your dentist and hygienist for regular check-up and cleaning appointments during your orthodontic treatment
Ask Us About We Can Accelerate Your Treatment
By using vibrating devices such as AcceleDent or Propel, for a few minutes each day, you may speed up your treatment and reduce orthodontic-related discomfort. This device uses vibration to encourage the movement of the teeth according to the instructions established by your North York orthodontist. Ask us about this, as well as other methods that we use every day, to help accelerate your treatment.
If you have any questions about orthodontic options in North York, contact us. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you understand the best and most efficient treatment for you.
– The York Mills Orthodontics Team