Helpful Tips for the Braces Process

Have Drs. Adenwalla and Ashai recommended that you have braces placed? Are you a little nervous about the braces process, or simply wondering what to expect? Read on to learn about the basic orthodontic treatment process.

Braces Placement
The brackets of braces are bonded to your teeth using a special dental cement. Minimal discomfort when braces are placed is to be expected and is nothing to worry about. For the first few days, eat softer foods to help you adjust to chewing with braces.

After Application
It takes a little bit of time to adjust to the realigning of the teeth. The pressure of the wires may cause some discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication can provide some relief. You can also place orthodontic wax on the brackets to prevent them from rubbing against the inside of your cheeks and lips. Discomfort from braces placement is usually gone after five days or less.

Orthodontic Appointments
Braces adjustment appointments are scheduled as our doctors see fit. These appointments are necessary so that the braces can continue to move the teeth properly. Our doctors may adjust the archwires and change the elastic ligatures.

Dealing With Discomfort During Treatment
Discomfort that may come with braces is manageable. In many cases, the discomfort occurs after braces application or adjustment. Taking over-the-counter medication can relieve soreness. You can also rinse with salt water to lessen discomfort. We are happy to offer more tips about relieving discomfort.

To learn more about braces in Avon, Sandusky and Wadsworth, Ohio, and to book a reservation, we invite you to contact A&A Orthodontics at today.

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