Your braces will be attached quickly and easily to your teeth. You may find it easier to eat soft foods for the first few days while you are becoming accustomed to eating with your new braces.
The braces may feel a little awkward at first and the teeth may be tender or sensitive to pressure. This is completely normal and will go away soon. It may feel as though the braces are “sticking out,” but this sensation will also soon pass. Small pieces of orthodontic wax may be used if the braces irritate cheek tissues. Some patients choose to take over the counter pain relievers the first day of treatment to lessen the discomfort.
With many new advances in orthodontic treatment, braces are more comfortable than ever before. At Silver Smiles, we employ several techniques that allow for maximum comfort and our team goes above and beyond to ensure that our patients have an optimal experience.