Tips for Living With Braces
For most patients, life with braces is no big deal. You may experience some discomfort the first day or two after each appointment, but that’s normal since your teeth are on the move. Think of it as your confirmation that everything is going well!
Some patients say they don’t experience any discomfort, others keep the Advil or Tylenol handy for a couple of days.
At Smith and Heymann Orthodontics, the wires we use are actually activated by the natural body heat in your mouth so having a cool drink or treating yourself to some ice cream is also a great way to send the discomfort packing.
When you first start orthodontic treatment in Chapel Hill, Durham, Mebane, or Roxboro, we’ll set you up with a new patient kit designed to help you have a comfortable experience.
You can also find information about cleaning your teeth while in treatment and making good food choices.