Do you have diabetes? Here's how you keep your right teeth after the orthodontic treatment
In the case of a person with a chronic condition, such as diabetes, treatment does not differ much. More specifically, dental treatment in the diabetic patient is very similar to that of an average patient.
Mihaela Dan, orthodontist at Ortho-Implant Clinic, says that immediately after straightening the dental teeth, it takes a long time to form a bone around them to fix them in the new position.
Therefore, in order to help the teeth fit in the bone and to prevent them from recurring, a condom should be worn. Such a device is the fixed retainer – a wire bonded to the inside of the teeth with a material similar to the filler material (obturation).
Here's what you need to know about the fixed retainer in order to keep the results obtained from the dental carriage:
- The fixed retainer has the major advantage that it will get rid of the care of putting the boot in the evening. But especially by the care not to lose / forget through various places.
- It can not be applied to the upper arch. Only in certain types of occlusion because the lower teeth would bite the retainer and divide it. Most often the fixed retainer is applied to the six lower front teeth, from canine to canine.
- The fixed retainer does not allow the use of the dental floss because it can not pass the wire to completely clean the interdental faces. Thus, very careful oral care will be needed to prevent interdental cavities. In addition, the tartar accumulates more in the lower arcade. Also, the retainer would prevent proper sanitation, making the scraping necessary more often. Care must be taken to ensure that you do not loosen the collar retainer.
- In case of accidental removal, the teeth move and can not be restored to the correct position except with brackets or with a series of guides. After removing the brackets, patients return to the usual diet, which also includes hard food. But these can lead to the detachment of the retainer from one or more teeth. As a rule, the patient does not immediately notice, but when one of the teeth, no longer fixed to anything, migrates.
- Given that the diabetic patient is prone to parodontosis, the more he must pay special attention to hygiene. It is known that the accumulation of bacterial plaque and tartar aggravates periodontitis. If teeth already have a certain degree of mobility, the caretaker helps to solidify them. Practically, it prevents their movement due to the decrease in dental implantation.