The purpose of orthodontics is to achieve correct dental occlusion, while at the same time improving aesthetic appearance. 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.

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. This is because during orthodontic treatment patients are at heightened risk of dental caries and gum disease, which if allowed to develop can jeopardise the success of the treatment.

Minimising complications during treatment is essential to ensuring that patients have a positive experience of orthodontics, a good quality of life and a successful treatment outcome. With a legal duty of care to patients it is important that practices thoroughly plan their oral hygiene provision by establishing good practice protocols, processes and providing staff with the training necessary to ensure consistent and professional care for all patients, in all instances.

The most commonly complaints associated with orthodontics include:

  • Sores and wounds caused by rubbing of the orthodontic appliance on the gums
  • Bad breath resulting from the accumulation of biofilm
  • Gingivitis
  • Demineralisation of the enamel
  • All of the aforementioned complaints can be alleviated by use of oral hygiene products specifically developed for orthodontic patients.

Why Use VITIS Orthodontics?

VITIS Orthodontics is designed to get your brace treatment o­ff on the right track. During orthodontic treatment patients are at a higher risk in developing dental caries and gum disease, which if allowed to mature can jeopardise the success of the treatment and cause permanent damage to the teeth and gums.

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