Has Dr. Sabat recommended that you have braces placed? Are you a little nervous about the braces process, or simply wondering what to expect? Our orthodontist and team are happy to go over the basic orthodontic treatment process with you.
The brackets of braces are bonded to your teeth using a special dental cement. Minimal discomfort when braces are placed is to be expected. For the first few days, eat softer foods to help you adjust to chewing. Yogurt, soup and macaroni and cheese are good choices.
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. We will tell you how to apply orthodontist wax during your braces application appointment. Discomfort from braces placement is usually gone after five days or less.
Braces adjustment appointments are scheduled as our orthodontist sees fit. These appointments are needed so that the braces can continue to move the teeth properly. Our orthodontist may adjust the archwires and change the elastic ligatures.
Dealing With Discomfort
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 dealing with discomfort.
To learn more about braces in Parma and Brecksville, Ohio, and to schedule your next visit, we invite you to contact Sabat Orthodontics today.