Things to Know Before, During, And After Getting Braces

Things to Know Before, During, And After Getting Braces

Are you getting braces soon? Or do you have a friend or have a kid who might be needing it? Dental braces are devices that can help in straightening and aligning teeth that have become crooked. All those conscious of their appearance would find braces a great product that helps them improve the aesthetic looks of their mouth and teeth. 

If you are planning to get braces for yourself or a family member, it is important to know everything about the procedure. The following information below tells you things you need to know before getting braces, during the procedure, and after.

BEFORE:

Once you decide to get braces fitted, there are certain things you need to be aware of.

It is a common procedure

Braces are not that big a deal. Don’t worry that you will look odd or people will make fun of you. Most kids and teens, even adults, need braces to correct their dental problems. Don’t fret about how you will look with braces on. It doesn’t make much of a difference.

It doesn’t hurt to wear braces

Happy client getting braces

Getting braces is not painful. The initial process will be a bit uncomfortable. This is natural since you are getting a device fixed on your teeth to correct its shape. You may feel a bit sore but this will pass quickly with the medicines prescribed.

Remember that it is worth it

If you are wondering whether you should really go through this process, remember that the results are definitely worth it. Your appearance will change drastically once the braces are removed. You can then smile confidently knowing you look good. 

 

DURING:

Getting braces takes a couple of sessions with your dentist. And while you have them on, there are certain things that you need to be reminded of.

Change your diet

Braces will make you a little uncomfortable for a few days. So eating would be a problem. As much as possible, avoid crunchy, sticky, and chewy foods. They can weaken the orthodontic glue and cause brackets to pop off. Our dentists will recommend what’s best for you.

Cleaning takes more time

Male with braces brushing teeth

You may have a good cleaning habit before, but you have to up your game this time. The little extra time you spend will be worth it.

Protect your teeth

An athlete? Or just simply into sports? We highly recommend using a mouth guard for protection. Just ask us, and we can get you one that will be perfect for you.

 

AFTER:

A few things you need to know after getting your braces removed.

You need to use a retainer

A retainer is a device you need to place in your mouth for a few hours daily. This ensures your teeth remain in place after the braces are removed.

Dental hygiene is important

Flossing after getting braces

Practice good and proper dental hygiene after removing your braces. Good hygiene will prevent your teeth from going back to a mess. Always follow our advice.

Keep visiting your dentist

Once your braces are removed, you need to ensure your teeth are always in good condition. Visit us at least two to three times a year to get your teeth clean. And schedule a regular check-up to make sure your smile remains beautiful.

So, are you ready to transform your smile? Book an appointment with us today!