What To Expect When Getting Braces
One of the first and most common questions that come to the mind of people who want to get braces is whether it is very painful?. In this blog, we will tell you all the important things you need to know about braces.
The Expectations You Should Have When Getting Braces
we would like to remind you that it will take some time for your mouth to adjust to braces. It is very common for your teeth and mouth to be sore afterward. This means that your braces are already doing their job!
You should be aware that difficulty speaking and eating is very common, but it will gradually subside after about a week. At York Orthodontics we like to ensure that you feel no discomfort while Dr. Mir works with correcting your smile.
How To Minimize Braces Pain?
There are ways you can significantly relieve your pain, which we have briefly mentioned below.
Oral Anesthetic: You can use either a cotton swab or your finger to apply it. Oral anesthetics reduce the sensitivity of your teeth and gums and prevent you from feeling the discomfort of moving your teeth too much.
Soft Foods: Instead of eating hard foods that irritate your mouth, eat soft foods such as mashed potatoes, yogurt, soup, etc. that do not irritate your mouth.
Icepack And Cold Water: An ice pack reduces inflammation and discomfort in the mouth. Drinking cold water, on the other hand, numbs the mouth and reduces inflammation of painful gums.
Saltwater: Rinsing your mouth with warm salt solution helps reduce discomfort and prevents any possible infection. You can gargle the salt solution for one minute and then spit it out.
Heat Pads: Heating pads are another way to reduce the pain caused by braces. If your jaw feels sore, try holding a heating pad on that area.
The most important thing to get through this slightly painful situation is to be patient. Having a healthier and more beautiful smile, as well as a permanent one, will make it much easier to endure this temporary pain and discomfort.
Do not forget that choosing the right orthodontist can make the whole process of straightening your teeth easier. An orthodontist who is trained in all orthodontic upgrades and will do everything he/she can to keep you comfortable during treatment.