Adjusting To Your New Normal With Braces

 

So, you’ve finally made the great decision to achieve a straighter, more aligned smile with braces. That’s terrific but adjusting to having new ‘hardware’ in your mouth will certainly take some getting use to. The good news is that there’s certainly no need to worry as your teeth will soon adjust, and the discomfort will become less and less. To get you better adjusted to your new normal, we’re happy to share a few tips on how you can still enjoy life with your braces!

Soreness is temporary

Once you have braces, the mouth and teeth may feel generally sore and sensitive to biting pressures. A quick solution for this is to rinse your mouth with warm saline mouthwash, or water with salt. If the discomfort is severe, you may consider over the counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen to alleviate it.

Chewing matters

Because eating and food is such an integral part of our life, we totally understand your concern about eating with braces. During the first few days of having your braces in, you may want to stick with soft foods to avoid discomfort and to protect your orthodontic appliance. Also avoid foods that are chewy, crunchy, or sticky, like bagels, chips, or gum. Eventually, you will be able to resume your favorite snacks that you’ve missed out on.

Brushing and Getting in between your teeth are vital

Of course, you will be more obliged to brush and floss your teeth regularly if you have braces. This routine keeps teeth and gums healthy. When you have braces, food particles could easily get stuck on the wires and bacteria could soon accumulate there. Instead of flossing, a Waterpik is used to rid your mouth of food debris that can get stuck, not only in between your teeth but between your teeth and your braces.

Orthodontics in Houston

We know that adjusting to your braces is not as easy as it sounds, but just think about how improved the appearance and function of your teeth will be when it’s time to remove them! Let the Royal Dental dentists and orthodontists provide you with all the available options to address your needs. Call us today at (713) 330-7700 to book an appointment with us. And, be sure to ask about our $2999 special on braces!

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