Getting New Braces? Here’s What to Expect
If you are considering or about to get new braces — congratulations! You’re taking the first big step in securing a radiant smile that will last for years to come. You can be sure that the orthodontists at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. will use the most advanced techniques and materials in creating and placing your new appliance.
Our award-winning care team wants each patient to be fully prepared for the adjustments that will take place while wearing their new braces, and that’s why we always prepare them for what to expect to maximize their comfort during the initial period.
Firstly, it’s important to remember that experiencing sensitivity is common in the first few days. We encourage our patients to eat soft foods to reduce the pressure on their teeth and therefore experience less discomfort. Avoiding sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy snacks is definitely a must right now.
Good oral hygiene is of the utmost importance in the early days. Because braces can trap food particles that will lead to a buildup of cavity-causing plaque, brushing and flossing after every meal is critical. Using a proxabrush to reach those tiny places where a toothbrush can’t fit is also a great way to ensure that the job is done.
New wearers are advised to regularly check their braces for bent or loose wires or brackets. If a bent or loose wire or bracket is detected, patients are advised to contact our office immediately for an appointment.
Any irritation that occurs during these first few days can be treated with a solution of warm water and salt, swished around in the mouth several times a day.
The orthodontists at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. want each patient’s journey to a beautiful smile to be a pleasant one. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to find out how easy we can make this experience for you.