For a Palate Brace to work well and quickly it must be worn 23hrs per day.
For the treatment to work it is important you follow these instructions.
23 hrs a day of wear you will see improvement in the position of your teeth very quickly
It is likely to be sore for about 3-5 days each time the Palate Brace is adjusted. If necessary, painkillers such as the ones you would normally take for a headache may help (please read the instructions on the packet).
If there is an obvious area of soreness as a result of the Palate Brace, email for an appointment as soon as is reasonably possible firstname.lastname@example.org
If possible, do not stop wearing the Palate Brace or else you will have to go through the 3-5 days of discomfort all over again when you start wearing it once more.
Your speech will be different. Practice speaking with the brace in place e.g. read out aloud at home on your own, and in this way your speech will return to normal within a couple of days.
You will also find yourself with more saliva. You will be swallowing a lot to begin with. Your brain doesn’t know the brace isn’t food and thus more saliva!!! This is quite normal and will quickly pass.
You will be able to eat with your Palate Brace in place. For your orthodontic treatment to work well and in the shortest possible time it is important you take care of your teeth and Palate Brace.
In order to prevent damage to both, you should avoid the following:
- Toffees, boiled sweets, sugared chewing gum, chocolate bars, etc.
- Fizzy drinks including diet drinks, excessive amounts of fruit juice.
It is important you brush well three times per day and use a fluoride toothpaste. Carry a brush with you for use after lunch, dinner and anything you eat.
Take the Palate Brace out to clean your teeth. You should also gently brush the Palate Brace, taking care not to damage the wires.
A daily fluoride mouthrinse should be used last thing at night, after tooth brushing.
Failure to keep your teeth and brace clean will lead to permanent scarring of your teeth.
The Palate Brace you are now wearing is removable but should only be removed for cleaning, unless you are otherwise advised. When it is not in your mouth it should be in its protective box.
Do not click the Palate Brace in and out with your tongue as this will break the wires and increase the length of time the treatment.
This can vary according to how severe your case is. Most of the work with the Palate Brace is usually completed in about 9 – 12 months. You may then have to wear the Palate Brace at nights for a while or you may progress to a second phase of treatment with a different type of brace.You will be advised about this.
Failed and cancelled appointments or repeated breakages of the Palate Brace will add to this overall treatment time.
You will need regular appointments during treatment for the brace to be adjusted.
Yes. It will be important you still have check-ups with your regular dentist throughout orthodontic treatment so that your teeth can be checked for decay.
You should wear a gumshield instead of your Palate Brace when you play contact sports. This will also be the case if you enjoy riding a bicycle, roller- skating or skateboarding.
When not in your mouth the Palate Brace should be in a protective box.
Email for an appointment as soon as is reasonably possible email@example.com.
There will be a charge for repairs of the brace.
Do not wait for your next routine appointment as the breakage may slow your treatment, or may result in damage to your teeth.
If you repeatedly break your brace treatment may be stopped.