If you know what to expect, the process of straightening your teeth will be less difficult. Your orthodontist will walk you through the entire procedure from beginning to end. Louis E Paulerio, D.D.S. can help you to get a healthy smile.
Before getting braces, you must first consult with your orthodontist. A typical first visit consists of:
Your braces experience will be different from others. However, your orthodontist will typically do the following when applying traditional braces.
It should take one to two hours. The braces will rub against your tongue and cheeks, causing discomfort and unfamiliarity. You need to get used to the sensitivity and soreness.
You have your braces on. So, what now? You must now maintain and care for them. What does this imply? It means a few different things:
When Brushing Teeth While Wearing Braces:
When Flossing While Wearing Braces:
Aside from oral care, diet is vital in brace care. Your diet has a big impact on how clean and effective your braces are. It is easier to remember what not to eat, like:
These foods can easily get stuck in your braces. Avoid high-sugar foods, which promote plaque buildup and tooth decay.
That covers braces preparation, procedure, and aftercare. Regular dental and orthodontic visits are also advised. Visit Louis E Paulerio, D.D.S. at 1635 Rosecrans St Ste A, San Diego, CA 92106 or call (619) 223-3811 for further checkups and procedures.