Life with Braces
Candice L. – Actual Fort McMurray Orthodontics Patient
Adjusting to life with braces means you must take good care of your teeth and your braces during treatment. The first few days with braces can be accompanied with tenderness and soreness. This is perfectly normal, but the good news is that it gets better. Usually within 2 to 3 days, the general soreness will subside. It is also not uncommon for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to become irritated as they become used to the braces.
Great brushing and flossing are also crucial in keeping the bacteria at bay, and don’t forget to use wax, which we will provide for you.
Brushing is an important part of keeping your braces and your teeth in top condition. Here are some brushing tips that will help you make sure your teeth stay clean:
Regular flossing should also be an integral part of your cleaning routine. Use these tips to make flossing easier:
There are a few dietary adjustments you will need to make in order to protect your new braces and ensure that your treatment goes smoothly. But don’t worry – there are still many tasty foods that you can still eat!
Wondering what life is like with braces and how it feels to get them off? Some of our clients have shared their experiences:
A Perfect Smile
Before braces, I felt concerned for health reasons since I had a baby tooth which could come with future problems. Now that I am finished with braces I'm relieved and happy with the bonus of a perfect smile. Thanks to Dr. Koh and staff.
Susana | Age 26