getting braces, your orthodontist
in Elmhurst will make sure that your
gums are healthy. Gum disease such as gingivitis and periodontitis
can diminish the effectiveness of orthodontic treatments, and because
of this, your dentist may recommend treatment for your gum disease
before orthodontic treatment begins. Here are some reasons why your
orthodontist may want to treat your gingivitis before putting your
you have gum disease, your gums will be inflamed and irritated.
Brackets and wires can further irritate the swollen gum tissue,
however, when your gums are healthy, your hardware won’t cause any
gingival discomfort. Your wires may also poke into your inflamed
gums, raising your risk for infection. Your orthodontist in Elmhurst
will tell you to brush your teeth and floss a couple of times a day,
and if needed, he or she will prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash to
help lower your risk for infection.
braces when you have periodontal disease may result in poorer
results. Severe periodontal disease can damage the underlying bones
that support your teeth. When this happens, your braces may be unable
to effectively straighten your teeth or correct malocclusions of the
upper or lower teeth. If the underlying bone has been significantly
altered as a result of periodontal disease, your orthodontist may
refer you to a periodontist for further treatment.
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