If you need braces a treatment plan should be agreed with your haemophilia centre medical team before it begins. When fitting your braces your orthodontist (specialist dentist) will take special care to avoid damage to your gums.
Plaque can get trapped on your gums and teeth when wearing braces, causing inflammation and gum bleeding. Good oral hygiene with careful brushing and flossing is important while wearing braces. Clean each tooth individually, taking your time to ensure you have removed all the plaque. Visit your orthodontist regularly for adjustments to your braces and to check for cavities and signs of gum disease.
If you have missing teeth you can be fitted with dentures. It’s important that your dentures fit properly so you don’t bite your gums and cause bleeding. You should remove your dentures for cleaning after eating. Use a soft-bristled brush, then rinse them in water before putting them back in your mouth. Clean your dentures every night, soaking them in a denture-cleaning solution to remove stains and bacteria.