Article by Remarkable Smiles
You may find getting braces to be a frightening experience. We know everything there is to know about what to anticipate when wearing braces. Here are some guidelines for the first week of braces and information you’ll need to navigate the early stages of treatment.
You Might Feel Like Your Face Looks Different
This is a significant one regarding what to anticipate during your first week with braces. It takes some getting used to having brackets and wires in your mouth because they are new. At first, you might think that your face has altered and your lips are sticking out more, but once the swelling goes down, you will look like yourself again.
It’s Normal to Talk Funny
As we previously stated, you must adjust to wearing braces in your mouth. It may initially seem like you have a slight lisp or are speaking differently. Within a few days, your speech will typically be back to normal. As you begin your Invisalign treatment, this also occurs.
Braces are Food Magnets
Braces get trapped in food. It can’t be avoided! So, brushing your teeth after every meal is crucial to avoid cavities. Before you leave the house, bring a small mirror, travel interproximal brushes, a travel toothbrush, and toothpaste so you can inspect your braces after eating and remove any food that may have become lodged in the brackets and wires.
Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles want to help you on your braces journey. Dr. Mark is highly experienced in all types of braces, including Invisalign, traditional metal braces, and ceramic braces. He is an Orthodontist in Laguna Hills serving surrounding cities, including Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Irvine.