Thailand braces Questions
If I need to travel or I cannot go to my monthly adjustment visits, what will happen and what can I do?
If you need to miss your appointment braces adjustment visit, see your dentist at the next earliest interval possible on your trip return. For fixed braces, your orthodontist will need to tighten and change direction movement mechanics of your braces each month to ensure teeth shift in the proper and correct direction. Missed appointments may mean prolonging of orthodontic treatment, but if this is just for a few weeks, your overall orthodontic journey should not be disrupted too much. Simply look after your appliance and follow your dentists instructions. You should avoid hard lollies, foods and sweets and brush your teeth after every meal.
You may like to check with your orthodontist if you may need to visit a local dentist at your destination country for these lagged months if you are travelling or there is a need to be away and you will not return back to your local orthodontist for several months. Your orthodontist can then communicate to the orthodontist in your destination country on require treatment and adjustments of braces.
For removable aligners, pre-inform you orthodontist on your long period of abscence so your dentist may provide you with sufficient change of trays and provide you with instructions whilst away from home.