What should you expect when getting braces?

25 Feb
orthodontist

Are you worried about your irregular or crooked teeth? Are you planning to get braces treatment? There must be a lot of questions about the treatment process in your mind. You don’t need to worry about it anymore. We’ll bust all the myths you heard about braces treatment.

You might have heard from your friends that braces treatment is painful. Actually, experience of braces treatment is always subjective. Some patients may find it quite painful but for other there is no problem at all. Most patients experience mild discomfort during  first 4 days to a week after their braces. But it is quite bearable and you can enjoy your routine life with it. At Wilmington Orthodontics Center, we make sure pain free braces treatment for our patients. 

During first week of braces treatment you may feel  difficulty while chewing hard foods and it will take some time to adjust to chew with newly placed braces. Therefore it is better to avoid hard to chew stuff and consume soft or liquid diet early on.

You may experience irritation on the inner side of cheeks and lips due to metal braces. It can be relieved by apply applying wax. At Wilmington Orthodontic Center, we provide and educate our patients about how to apply relief wax. For moderate pain, orthodontists can prescribe pain-relieving medications such as ibuprofen. Moreover rinsing with lukewarm salt water can significantly reduce discomfort.

After a week or two, your mouth will get adjusted to the braces, and you won’t experience this kind of soreness. You’ll visit your orthodontist every month for activation and close monitoring of the treatment process.

Here at Wilmington Orthodontics Center, Dr. Nancy Pancko strives to make Orthodontic treatment fun and enjoyable by providing excellent care in a friendly and compassionate environment. 

If you are afraid of conventional braces, you can use Invisalign trays to reposition your teeth, you won’t need bands or wires. Invisalign is completely invisible and poses minimal discomfort.