The Uncomfortable Truth About Braces

Article by Remarkable Smiles

When you get braces, you might have a few questions you are scared to ask. Below are some of the uncomfortable questions about getting braces.

Tightening Can Hurt

Although tightening braces can cause some discomfort, this will quickly pass, and you’ll be another step closer to having the smile of your dreams. Everyone will experience this differently, so it’s essential that you are informed if you are thinking about getting braces.

Your Teeth Will Shift

With braces, you may quickly improve the way your smile and teeth look. You should notice a significantly straighter set of teeth in the first month alone. Just picture how they will appear once they are removed!

Braces Can Make Your Lips Look Different

Your lips will be forced outward by the braces’ typical hardware, giving the appearance that they are more accentuated.

Wax Will Save You

Orthodontic wax will become your new best friend. It will help save your gums from the brackets rubbing up against them. This will be vital in the early stages of your treatment. You can apply the wax after you have eaten and before you go to sleep.

Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles are committed to helping you improve your smile. He is an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo serving surrounding cities, including Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine. Dr. Mark is highly experienced in all types of braces, including Invisalign, traditional metal braces, and ceramic braces.