Tips on How to Prepare for Orthodontic Treatment
It is okay to be a bit nervous before orthodontic treatment. There are some ways to prepare for orthodontic treatment that will make treatment as comfortable and easy as possible.
Have Soft Foods Ready for a Smooth Segue After Your Appointment
There is a chance your orthodontic treatment will lead to tenderness in the gums or teeth following your appointment. Load up on some soft foods, cold foods, and beverages that don’t require too much chewing. Examples of such foods include oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, shakes, and soups.
Understand the Treatment or Procedure
An in-depth understanding of the treatment you are to undergo will help you feel more. Go ahead and look up the procedure or treatment on the web to get a sense of what it involves. Our team will answer your questions and address any concerns you have about Invisalign or braces.
Understand What Maintenance is Necessary
If you are receiving braces, you should know maintenance will be necessary. There is the potential for food to become stuck between braces. Therefore, it makes sense to brush your teeth following meals and also after eating snacks. Brushing with a toothbrush that has soft bristles and regular flossing in between meals will help maintain your braces.
Orthodontic wax, also known as dental wax and braces wax, is added to the top of brackets that move along the interior of the mouth. Make sure you or your child have enough wax available at home and also in a backpack, purse, and/or vehicle so it can be applied when out and about. If you have a bracket or wire that is poking your cheek or gums you can apply a small amount of orthodontic wax to help with the discomfort while you are waiting to see the orthodontist.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you want a straighter smile and want to work with a caring and professional team schedule an appointment at our office. Reach out to us today at (425) 448-7900 or fill out our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.