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Facts About Braces

Are you nervous about getting braces? You shouldn’t be nervous or scared. Here are some facts about braces to make you feel more prepared and ready for getting braces.

Do Braces Hurt?

Braces should not hurt. It is normal to feel some soreness when you first get your braces.

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To ease this discomfort try to eat soft foods and rinse your mouth with salt water.

Do My Braces Need to Be Adjusted?

It is important to have your braces adjusted occasionally. This also allows your orthodontist to check your teeth and make sure that the braces are working as expected.

How Do You Clean Your Teeth While Wearing Braces?

You should brush and floss your teeth regularly. Make sure you brush around the braces. If traditional flossing is too difficult, you can use a water flosser. This uses water to push things out from between your teeth.

How Long Do I Need to Wear My Braces?

How long you need to wear your braces depends on how much your teeth need to be adjusted.

Are There any Foods I Should Avoid While Wearing Braces?

Avoid chewy candy and gum. You should also avoid jerky, bagels, and popcorn.

For more facts about braces and what you should expect when getting braces, see the linked video.


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