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First Day in Braces

Adjusting to having braces will take time, but we are here to help make the transition smooth! Initially, the braces will feel like they stick out, this is normal. As you become accustomed to your braces and tooth alignment improves, this sensation will diminish. Although the brackets have been rounded and smoothed, you may find it helpful to use a small piece of orthodontic wax around any brackets causing irritation (this wax will be provided, and we will show you how to use it).

You may notice some soreness beginning a few hours after your braces are first placed. Some teeth, usually the front teeth, may be more tender and sensitive to pressure. Over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen are great for managing any minor soreness and can even be taken prior to your appointment to diminish any post-appointment discomfort.

The adhesive used to attach the braces to your teeth sets rapidly but will take several hours to set completely. You can eat any time after leaving our office, however, we ask that you remember the list of foods that may be harmful to your braces (especially if the braces were just placed on your teeth). Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of soft foods.

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4 Easy Steps to Get Started

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Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation
You’ll meet Dr. H and his friendly staff and have a chance to tell us what your smile goals are. Then we’ll do a pain-free assessment of your current dental structures. Click HERE to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hashemi today.
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Patient Forms
Complete our online forms prior to your first visit.
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Your Custom Treatment Plan
Dr. H will create a customized treatment plan based on your or your child’s needs, answering any questions you may have about timing, pricing, or life with braces.
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Get Started
It’s time to create the beautiful smile you have always wanted. If treatment is indicated, we can start the same day!

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