We won’t lie and say wearing braces in Tamarac are a complete walk in the park but as they say – no pain no gain. The good news is that you will eventually get used to your new braces. You just have to know what to expect and make necessary adjustments when needed.
Braces offer numerous benefits. Besides enhancing your smile, they also help improve your oral health by reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Studies show that people with crooked teeth are more prone to oral health problems.
During the first few days, the discomfort will be your best friend. The pain is due to the pressure exerted by the wires on your teeth. You should be happy about the discomfort because it only means that your braces are working.
Don’t worry, the pain is tolerable. However, if you have a low pain threshold you may take over-the-counter painkillers. It also helps if you rinse your mouth with a warm saline solution.
If you’re wearing traditional metal braces, it’s common to develop mouth sores. This is due to the brackets and wires that rub against your cheeks and gums.
Some people can tolerate the discomfort, but if you’re not one of those people you can ask your orthodontist to cover your brackets with orthodontic wax.
It’s worth mentioning that not everyone experiences orthodontic treatments the same way. If you want to know more, we’d be happy to answer your questions. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we offer affordable orthodontic care to all our patients. We strive to give you the best dental experience. Call us today for an appointment.