Your children will go through many phases while they grow up, and you will be a part of them all. And of the many phases one that most children hate is their braces phase. Most children have to have some form of alignment corrective care for their teeth during adolescence, but that doesn’t make them anymore pleasant. So, it is only natural that your child will be excited when they finally get to have their braces removed. Here are a few things that you should expect when your child has their braces removed to help them recover.
The first thing that you should expect when your child has their braces removed is that there is a bit of post-removal care that should be performed. While braces removal is not an invasive procedure and it shouldn’t cause your child any severe pain, there could be a bit of gum inflammation. Make sure your child performs their regular dental care routine of brushing and flossing every day twice a day for the first week after removal and this should subside. You should also be aware that your teeth may be slightly more sensitive, and you should be careful adjusting.
Wearing a Retainer
Another thing to expect when your child has their braces removed is that they will need to wear their retainer. Nobody likes having a retainer, but they are just as crucial as your braces for maintaining straight teeth. Wearing a retainer after braces helps your kids make room for wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that grow in, and most children don’t have room for them. But with the right retainers, you can make space for them in your child’s mouth and avoid the need for wisdom tooth removal surgery later in life.
The final thing to expect when your child has their braces removed is that you may want to have a follow up visit with your orthodontist about a month after removal for a check in. While this may not always be necessary it can help make sure that the retainer is working, and the teeth have stayed where you want them to. It can often be worth the peace of mind and early corrections.
Having your child’s braces removed is a big moment for them. And in order to make sure the progress you made is kept, you have to know what to expect in the post removal stage. If you are prepared with these three things, then you are ready for child’s braces to be removed.
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