It is common to be nervous the first time you get braces. You’re not sure what to expect and there are varying orthopedic options for each unique case. As the orthodontist Frankfort patients trust for their smiles and braces, know that you’ve come to the right place. Our team is here to help you understand your options and get the smile you deserve. Let’s look at some of the common questions our Frankfort orthodontist is often asked and hopefully put your mind at ease.
Do braces hurt?
Getting braces does not hurt. Brackets are applied to the teeth with an
adhesive glue and then wires are placed in the brackets and held in place by
small rubber bands. What causes a bit
discomfort is when your braces get adjusted.
This is a minimal, short-lasting experience as your teeth and bones
become accustomed to the adjustment. The
adjustment of braces is just a tightening of the wire so that slight pressure
is applied to the correct teeth that need to move so you have a straighter
smile and straighter teeth. It is this
pressure that your body and teeth respond to.
Our Frankfort orthodontist is here to help you be as comfortable and
pain-free as possible. We’ll help you
understand how to lessen any discomfort.
Reducing the discomfort of braces
When you wear braces, you will visit our Frankfort
orthodontist throughout the course of your treatment so we can make small
adjustments. This process gradually
moves the teeth into place. Over the
counter pain medication, when taken as directed, is one of the easiest ways to
make you comfortable. You can also eat
soft foods on the day of your braces adjustment. Any pressure you feel from the adjustment
typically only lasts for less than 24 hours.
Soft foods don’t add extra work for your teeth while they become
accustomed to their new positioning.
Patience and Time
Getting braces is a game of patience. Know that your care and dedication to your
oral health will soon produce amazing results.
Yes, it’s a process, but one that will reward you the rest of your
life. Getting used to braces is an
adjustment, but worth the effort.
Visit us on Facebook or call our Frankfort orthodontist office if you would like to learn more about straighter teeth and your options. We’re here to help and love creating new smiles for every one of our patients.
In need of immediate care?
Dr. Cash provides emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call (502) 227-1931