Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics in Santa Clarita explained recently about what new patients can expect to experience immediately after they get new braces.
“When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days,” said officials of Embrace Your Smile.
Rinse your mouth with a warm saltwater mouthwash in order to relieve some of the soreness in your mouth. You can make this mouthwash by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water.
Take over the counter medication every 4 to 6 hours if the pain and tenderness is more severe.
The Lips, tongue, and cheeks may become a little irritated in the first couple weeks until they toughen up and get more accustomed to the surface of your braces. To lessen the pain, place some wax on the braces.
One other normal occurrence is the teeth may also start to feel loose. Teeth need to loosen first before they can be moved into their corrected positions.
Another common occurrence is for a wire or band to become loose. If this happens or if a wire breaks, call the office immediately to schedule an appointment.
Please make sure you care for your braces and other equipment and follow any orthodontist instructions in order for your braces to do the job they are designed to do. This includes:
- In order to assure the teeth and jaws move to their proper places, please wear all rubber bands and any other appliances as directed.
- Keep your teeth clean. Brushing and flossing regularly is important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
- If you play athletics, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces.
- Eat the right foods that won’t damage your braces. Stick to softer foods and try to avoid tough meats, raw vegetables, and hard breads.
For more information and offers, visit the Embrace Your Smile website. The first step to a beautiful, healthier smile starts with Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics!
Dr. Steven Gilbertson, Dr. Megan LeCornu and Dr. Pete Weber of Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics — formerly Gilbertson and LeCornu Orthodontics — have a solid reputation in the community as the premiere Santa Clarita orthodontist office for children, teenagers and adults using Invisalign and traditional braces. Together, they strive to provide orthodontic excellence and five-star customer service in a friendly, caring environment that makes each patient feel like a member of their family. Residents have voted Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics as Best Orthodontist in Santa Clarita for eight years. Anyone looking for an “orthodontist near me” can contact Embrace Your Smile Orthodontics today.
23206 Lyons Avenue, Suite 206
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Valencia, CA 91355
Orthodontist In Santa Clarita Discusses What To Expect After Getting Braces