While attachments are typically added to assist with tooth movement, you may want to avoid very sticky or hard foods to prevent damage to the aligners.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Clean them daily using a soft denture brush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner, not toothpaste. Also, keep them moist when not in use.
Practice good oral hygiene, avoid aggressive brushing, quit smoking, and consult a periodontist for treatment options.
Risks include infection, prolonged bleeding, swelling, nerve damage, gum recession, and injury to teeth.
They might be impacted, cause crowding, be at risk for infections or cysts, or might not erupt properly due to lack of space.
It’s the process of baby teeth (primary teeth) emerging through the gums. It can cause discomfort and fussiness.
Porcelain veneers can effectively conceal craze lines, providing a smoother and more appealing tooth surface.