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Self-Care Tips Between Orthodontic Treatments

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” overlay_color=”” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” padding_right=””][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding_top=”” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”” padding_left=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” center_content=”no” last=”no” min_height=”” hover_type=”none” link=””][fusion_text]Orthodontic treatments can place extra stress on us: they may affect how we feel about our appearance, how comfortable our mouths feel and perhaps even how well we take care of our mouths. Here are some helpful tips to make sure that you are taking good care of yourself during your orthodontic treatment to ensure you can live well and feel as good as possible about your treatment.

Follow Maintenance Instructions

Your teeth feeling badly will not make you feel better and neither will an emergency visit to your orthodontist. So, ensure you are following maintenance instructions from your orthodontist.
Choose softer, easy-to-chew foods that will not damage your treatment and follow your daily cleaning instructions. This can help you keep the finish line in sight especially since it will keep
it from moving further away.

Keep Smiling

Even if you are worried about how it may look, keep smiling. Smiling makes both you and those around you feel better. We have written on the importance of smiles before and even if you feel like your mouth is ugly and full of metal take heart that you are improving yourself.

Sleep

Make sure you are getting enough sleep–seven to eight hours a night for adults.

Exercise

Keep active, though at the same time make sure you are doing exercises you enjoy, self-care does not include torturing yourself.

Relax

This one is important, schedule at least 30 minutes a day for an activity that relaxes you, and do not skip it. Make sure it unwinds you rather than winds you up like a walk or listening to music.

Keep the End in Sight

The finish line of that amazing smile is probably one of the main reasons behind getting an orthodontic treatment in the first place. In fact, studies have shown that orthodontic treatments often improve the mental health of their recipients when they are finished, improving your body image in a multitude of ways. So, keep that finish line in mind and picture that amazing smile
you can show off once your treatment is finished.

Orthodontic Services in BC

Maduke-Bulat is a long-established orthodontics practice in Surrey, BC. Dr. Sandra Maduke and Dr. Ryan Bulat are both certified specialists offering cutting-edge orthodontics in a warm and compassionate environment.

If you have any questions about this article or orthodontics in general, or if you want to make an appointment with Maduke-Bulat, please contact us at (604) 591-8621.

Sources

Imani, Mohammad Moslem et al. “The Effect of Orthodontic Intervention on Mental Health and Body Image.” Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences vol. 6,6 1132-1137. 17 Jun. 2018, doi:10.3889/oamjms.2018.243[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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