Patients and Parents will
get a greater return from thier dental investment by following these instructions
|The Bionator orthodontic appliance should be worn at
all times except:
|2) When brushing your teeth.
|3) When engaging in active sports.
|The orthodontic appliance should
be placed in a safe place, in its case. NEVER wrap it up in a napkin
or kleenex. Someone may throw it away unknowingly.
HOW THE BIONATOR WORKS
|The orthodontic appliance is so designed that each time
the patient moves his jaws, each time he swallows or talks, he activates
the appliance, which exerts gentle pressures on the teeth and dental arches.
The Bionator works naturally to properly redirect a patient's jaw growth
during normal development.
|The orthodontic appliance should fit loosely in the mouth.
This looseness helps to encourage the patient to close his jaws together
in the new relationship.
|The patient should practice talking
with their teeth together. More rapid treatment results if
talking is done with the teeth together in the appliance. In the
first few days, the patient may have a slight difficulty with his speech.
In most cases, he gets used to the appliance quickly and can speak well
after three or four days. After a short while, the excessive salivation
will also diminish.
|If your Bionator also has a headgear,
specific instructions will be given at the time of headgear delivery.
In general, the headgear should be worn each night for the recommended
number of hours. The headgear will increase the effectiveness of
HOW TO CLEAN THE BIONATOR
|The appliance should be brushed thoroughly after each
meal when the teeth are brushed. The appliance should be brushed
with a toothbrush using any of the following: toothpaste, salt and baking
soda, or a denture cleaner. Another method of cleaning is to place
the appliance in a glass of water containing an Efferdent or Polident tablet
for 10 minutes. This should be done during the dinner meal so as
not to lose any effective wearing time. The appliance can then be
rinsed and placed back into the mouth.
|Without cooperation of the above
instructions, there can be little, if any improvement. With good
cooperation, one can achieve the maximum results in a minimum amount of
time. Teamwork between the patient, parent and orthodontist is essential
for best results.
|If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
ask at the next appointment for more information.