Being dentally fit: A must for orthodontic treatment
Your dental fitness is essential if you are considering orthodontic treatment, but what does this mean? Being dentally fit means having a healthy mouth by ensuring that your teeth, gums and bone structure are all strong enough to withstand the pressure and tension of orthodontic treatment. This also means that you need to have strong levels of oral health and a regular and robust hygiene regime. Eating a balanced diet, avoiding sugary food and drinks, will ensure that your entire mouth is in the best possible condition to begin orthodontic treatment – something which needs to be maintained.
Your orthodontist will assess your dental fitness and discuss your tailored treatment plan with you, but we think it’s important for you to understand what is happening to your teeth and mouth during your treatment, and know why your dental fitness is so key to your treatment options.