Misaligned teeth come with lots of issues ranging from jaw strain to poor aesthetics. For this reason, seeking orthodontic treatment becomes the best thing to do. However, the decision to get braces may not be an easy one to make since you will need to invest your time, energy, and money. It is no wonder that you may be wondering how life is like with dental braces.
However, there are many types of braces that you can choose from, such as:
Regardless of the type of braces you choose, you will have to brace yourself for some level of discomfort. Your life will definitely change, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Just as you deal with other things in life, living with braces will get easier as the days go by.
Without further ado, let’s see how your life with braces will look like.
Remember, the goal of any orthodontic treatment is to straighten your teeth. So, the orthodontic devices have to apply some degree of pressure to push teeth to their desired position. So, when your teeth start shifting, you can expect your mouth and gums to feel a bit sore or tender.
You need to peel your eyes for the soft tissue in your mouth, like the inside of your cheeks, tongue, and lips. Our dentist will give you an analgesic and wax to help prevent friction between the soft tissue and braces.
Since braces are made from metal, you might assume that they don’t need special care. However, they need special care since they are intricate. If you are cavalier about them, you will find yourself in our office having them fixed every other day.
Therefore, you might need to avoid the following habits:
You should care for them since you don’t want to have damaged braces with protruding wires that can hurt your cheeks, tongue, or lips.
Not necessarily. There’s no need for you to have a drastic change in your diet since you are wearing braces. However, you may need to make some key changes to accommodate them. This is because you don’t want to give yourself extra work when it comes to cleaning them.
Here are some foods that you need to avoid:
Cleaning your braces is vital since you don’t want to have straight teeth that have cavities. You might assume that cleaning your braces could be difficult, but it isn’t. It’s just different. Here’s how you clean them:
It is impossible to tell exactly how long you might wear braces. However, here are some guidelines:
As you have seen, life with braces is not difficult, but a bit different. Just like any sound investment, it will pay off in the end. Contact us at ESP Dental if you need more information.