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Bite Plate

ALL ABOUT MY BITE PLATE

WHY SHOULD I WEAR A BITE PLATE?

  • Bite Plates correct deep bites.
  • Bite Plates help to make the lower arch level so that the upper front teeth don't overlap so deeply over the lower teeth.

WHEN MUST I WEAR MY BITE PLATE?

  • Your Bite Plate must be worn 24 hours per day, including while eating.
  • The only time your Bite Plate should be removed is for brushing and sports activities such as swimming.

HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF MY BITE PLATE?

  • After eating, brush your Bite Plate with cold water and your toothbrush.
  • Never use hot water as it will distort it.
  • You may rinse your Bite Plate with mouthwash if desired.
  • Avoid flipping or playing with your Bite Plate with your tongue.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I GET A NEW BITE PLATE?

  • Be patient. You will notice that saliva flow will increase for the first day.
  • Your speech will temporarily be slurred for the first two days. You will grow accustomed to your Bite Plate by speaking out loud, slowly and distinctly.
  • Bite Plates are designed to hold your back teeth apart, therefore, most chewing will be done with the front teeth.
  • Bite Plates are designed to hold your back teeth apart, therefore, most chewing will be done with the front teeth.
  • Should wear be poor, certain Bite Plates may be cemented in the mouth.

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