Orthodontic treatment can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also come with some challenges. Whether you’re wearing braces or clear aligners, it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums during treatment to ensure the best possible outcome.
Fortunately, there are many orthodontic products available that can help make the process easier and more comfortable. At Wiesemann Orthodontics, we’re all about keeping our patients well-informed on the best products out there and the tips and tricks to set yourself up for success during treatment. We asked Dr. Wiesemann to give us some insight on some of the best orthodontics products that can help during treatment.
Orthodontic wax is a must-have for anyone wearing braces. This soft, pliable wax can be applied to brackets and wires to help reduce irritation and discomfort caused by rubbing against the inside of your mouth. Dr. Wiesemann suggests using orthodontic wax as needed, particularly after an adjustment, to help ease any sore spots or irritation.
Interdental brushes are small, thin brushes designed to clean between teeth and around braces or wires. According to Dr. Wiesemann, interdental brushes are an excellent tool for keeping your teeth and braces clean during treatment. These brushes can reach places that a regular toothbrush can’t, helping to remove plaque and food particles that can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
Flossing with braces can be tricky, but floss threaders make it easier. These small, flexible tools allow you to thread floss between your teeth and under your wires so you can clean between your teeth effectively. According to Dr. Wiesemann, flossing is critical during orthodontic treatment to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Floss threaders can make this task much easier and more effective.
iTerro Digital Scanner
Say goodbye to messy, uncomfortable impressions with the iTero Digital Scanner. This cutting-edge technology allows for quick and accurate scans, making it easier for you to begin your orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign.
Not only does the digital scanner improve the precision of impressions, but it also eliminates the need for physical molds in the future. During your initial consultation with Dr. Wiesemann, we’ll use the iTero system to capture a comprehensive 3D image of your smile, enabling us to create a detailed treatment plan from start to finish. You’ll have a clear understanding of the exact steps necessary to achieve your desired smile.
Water flossers are an excellent alternative to traditional flossing. These devices use a stream of water to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and around your braces. According to Dr. Wiesemann, water flossers are particularly helpful for people with braces because they can help clean areas that are difficult to reach with traditional flossing. Using a water flosser in addition to traditional flossing can help ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy throughout your treatment.
Orthodontic mouthwash is a specially formulated mouthwash designed to help clean and protect your teeth and braces. According to Dr. Wiesemann, orthodontic mouthwash can help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease by killing bacteria and freshening breath. This type of mouthwash is particularly helpful for people wearing braces because it can help reach areas that are difficult to clean with a toothbrush or floss.
An orthodontic toothbrush is a specially designed toothbrush with bristles that are shaped and angled to help clean around braces and wires. According to Dr. Wiesemann, an orthodontic toothbrush is an essential tool for anyone undergoing orthodontic treatment. These brushes are designed to reach areas that are difficult to clean with a regular toothbrush, helping to ensure that your teeth and braces stay clean and healthy throughout your treatment.
If you’re wearing clear aligners, aligner chewies are a handy tool to have on hand. These small foam cylinders can be placed between your teeth and your aligners to help seat your aligners more firmly and improve the fit. According to Dr. Wiesemann, using aligner chewies as directed can help ensure that your aligners are properly aligned, which can help improve the effectiveness of your treatment.
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There are many orthodontic products available that can help make your treatment more comfortable and effective. Whether you’re wearing braces or clear aligners, using these products as directed can help ensure the best possible outcome.
Here at Wiesemann Orthodontics, we’re happy to help you with any questions you have about products that might help during treatment. In fact, chances are we have more than a few of them right here in-house!