First Days in Braces
For the first few days following placement of your braces, you may notice the following:
General guidelines following placement of your braces:
Quick and Comfortable List
Remember to do these four things at every appointment to help your treatment go as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Use your tongue to check all around and make sure there are no wires poking out that could cause discomfort.
Following the instructions we give you at each appointment is a VERY IMPORTANT part of your orthodontic treatment. If you follow instructions, your treatment can move along much more quickly than if you do not do your part. Make sure you know what you need to do to follow all instructions to be ready for your next appointment. These may include directions about your elastics or headgear wear, expander adjustment or how to clean your orthodontics or how to eat. ASK QUESTIONS if you are not exactly sure about what you need to do or how to do it.
Make sure you have enough of the supplies you will need. This includes dental wax, elastic bands, or anything else you might need for your braces or device.
Make sure you know when your next appointment is, and be sure that it is scheduled before you leave our office. Waiting too long between appointments will cause your orthodontic treatment period to be longer than necessary.