Woohoo! It’s your first days with braces! We know you’re excited, so here are some tips! At Lineberger Orthodontics, Dr. Matt Lineberger, Dr. Megan Lineberger, Dr. Claire Fedore and Dr. Bhaven Sayania, offer orthodontic treatments for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina.
How Can I Prepare for My First Days with Braces?
We know you’re looking forward to your first days with braces, and you’re eager to learn as much as you can about what to expect. A visit to our office is certainly a way to prepare, but why not have a little fun along the way?
- Eat a lot of your favorite foods. As you may know, traditional braces do have some food restrictions. You should avoid treats that are sticky, gooey, crunchy, hard and generally a delight to eat. How about planning a “No No” Foodie Party before you get your braces? Invite friends over and gorge on all your favorite gastronomical goodies.
- Practice your new smile. Don’t give up social media and selfies just because you have braces. Practice new ways to show off your new grill. Themes are always fun, and they give your followers something to look forward to each day or week.
- Treat yourself to new dental tools. Wearing braces does require some modifications to the way you brush and floss. We can recommend some pretty innovative dental tools to make the job easier.
What Should I Expect During My First Days with Braces?
The first few hours after your braces are installed are going to be the most awkward. You may feel like you can’t close your mouth. Eating, talking and other normal activities may feel a bit more cumbersome. Good news! This only lasts for a day or so because you’re a superstar when it comes to adapting to new things.
Will I Have Any Discomfort During My First Days with Braces?
You may experience some soreness and aching in your teeth. This is normal and can be alleviated with non-prescription pain medications. We can recommend one if you don’t have a favorite already.
The first days with braces are pretty exciting, huh? Lineberger Orthodontics offers orthodontic treatments for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.