Closeup of a person with Traditional Braces in Encino 

Are you or someone you know about to get braces for the first time? Not knowing what to expect can be a bit nerve-wracking. Getting traditional braces in Encino is a unique experience that will take some getting accustomed to in the days and weeks after the commencement of therapy.

We wanted to provide you with some tips and tricks to help you get through the beginning of your new experience. Continue reading for some helpful ideas! 

 A patient with Traditional Braces in Encino at the dentist

What You Can Expect When Getting Braces

Words of Advice for First-Time Braces

Wearing braces is a one-of-a-kind experience. Because each patient has a unique treatment plan, not everyone will see the same outcomes when the braces are installed. 

It’s realistic to assume that each patient will go through a period of adjustment as they discover how braces feel and what to expect during treatment. Before leaving the office, it’s critical that you or a loved one understand the supplies you’ll need and how to clean your braces properly.

What Should You Eat?

After getting braces for the first time, each patient feels varying levels of soreness. It’s crucial to remember that eating can be difficult for the first few days after making any changes. Soft foods such as pasta, yogurt, grilled cheese, soup, applesauce, ice cream, and pudding are recommended as part of your diet.

Discomfort Management

It’s fairly uncommon to experience some discomfort during the first few days after procedure. It’s important to keep in mind that it’s simply a momentary discomfort that can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain killer. The insides of your lips and cheeks must also acclimate to the new oral hardware. You may notice some irritation, which can be alleviated by using dental wax. 

 Man with Traditional Braces in Encino smiling and giving a thumbs up

Thinking of Getting Traditional Braces in Encino?

We at Kahan Orthodontics are looking forward to assisting you on your journey to a beautiful smile. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions or concerns in the first few days after starting treatment. We are excited to provide you with outstanding care and service!