Patients who are about to receive braces from our orthodontists in Johns Creek, Georgia, should expect many changes to occur in how they feel and what they eat. Dr. Brett Gluck and Dr. Zachary Levin offer some information below so you can prepare for these changes and handle them easily. Contact our team if you would like to learn more about how braces can change your lifestyle.
We use a special dental cement to bond the braces’ brackets to your smile. Though it dries quickly, the cement will take 24 hours to completely bond to the surface of your teeth. However, this does not impede your ability to eat after leaving our office. You may want to only eat soft foods as you adjust to wearing braces. We also ask that you avoid sticky, hard, and crunchy foods that can damage your braces.
The braces may feel like they are sticking out when you first receive them. You will get used to this feeling after time and as your teeth shift into a straighter position. Irritation from the rubbing of brackets is also common after you first receive braces. A simple solution to this problem is the application of dental wax over your brackets. Your teeth may ache and feel sore after you first receive braces. This discomfort is temporary and can be controlled with nonprescription pain medication. Call Quality Orthodontic Care today if you would like to learn more about what it is like to wear braces.