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Getting Used to Braces


How long does it take to get used to braces? How will they feel in my mouth? Will they hurt when the doctor puts them on? These are some of the questions you'll probably have leading up to getting braces.

Many people are worried about getting braces on their teeth because they think it will be very painful. However, you won't feel any pain while the braces are placed on your teeth. The braces will start working immediately, so you'll likely feel a little soreness in your teeth and gums. In most cases, your mouth will adjust to this within a week or two.

There will be some discomfort as your mouth adjusts to the braces, but this should be minimal. Little things like gargling with saltwater or an over-the-counter pain reliever if recommended by your dentist can help relieve the discomfort experienced in the beginning and with any subsequent adjustments or tightening. Usually, the first few days of having your braces on will be the most sensitive. It's best to stick with soft foods like applesauce, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and mac and cheese during this adjustment period.

The mouth may also create more saliva in the first few hours following your initial appointment to have your braces put on. You may feel a need to swallow more during this period. It's nothing to worry about and is completely normal. Excess saliva, in fact, helps keep the mouth healthier.

Many people report running their tongue around their braces during the first few days after having them placed. It's not surprising - braces feel strange in your mouth at first! But you should adjust after a week or so.

It pays to find answers to your questions, and here at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we'll help you understand everything involved from the moment you make your first appointment.

For more information on orthodontic care or other related dental issues, you can schedule a visit or contact Dr. Buck and the team at 206-316-8286.

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