What to Expect With Your New Braces

Beginning orthodontic treatment with braces is an exciting step towards achieving a beautiful and healthy smile.

At Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces, we are dedicated to making your experience with braces as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

This guide offers helpful tips and insights for patients and families adapting to life with braces. 


Adjusting to Braces

The Initial Phase: It’s normal to experience some discomfort and a feeling of adjustment when you first get braces. Soft foods, over-the-counter pain relievers, and patience are key during this period. The discomfort is temporary and a part of the transformative journey toward your new smile.

Eating Habits with Braces

Mindful Eating: With braces, it’s important to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage the brackets and wires. We recommend a diet rich in soft foods, especially soon after getting braces or following adjustments. This not only protects your braces but also makes eating more comfortable.

Oral Hygiene with Braces

Maintaining Dental Health: Good oral hygiene becomes even more important when you have braces. Brushing thoroughly after every meal, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing regularly are crucial. We also suggest routine dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain oral health throughout your treatment. 


Managing Discomfort and Breakages

Dealing with Minor Issues: If braces cause irritation, orthodontic wax can be applied to the problematic area. Should you experience breakages or loose wires, contact us immediately for advice or to schedule an appointment for repair.

Staying Active and Engaged

Continuing Your Lifestyle: You can still enjoy your favorite activities, sports, and hobbies with braces. For sports, we recommend using an orthodontic mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth. For musicians, particularly those who play wind instruments, a brief adjustment period may be needed.

Regular Orthodontic Appointments

Importance of Follow-Up Visits: Regular appointments are vital for successful orthodontic treatment. These visits allow us to adjust your braces and monitor your progress. Attending all scheduled appointments and following our team’s instructions will contribute significantly to the success of your treatment.

Post-Braces Care

Retainer Phase: Once your braces journey is complete, retainers play a critical role in maintaining the alignment of your teeth. We provide comprehensive guidance on retainer care and usage to ensure the longevity of your orthodontic results.

Support and Guidance

At Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces, we’re here to support you throughout your orthodontic journey. If you have any questions or concerns about life with braces, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is committed to ensuring your experience is positive and leads to a lifetime of beautiful smiles. 


Begin Your Braces Journey with Confidence

Ready to start your path to a straighter smile?

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to guiding you through this exciting journey! 

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