Your orthodontist will firstly thoroughly clean and dry your teeth as oral hygiene is important.
This is followed by the application of the bonding glue to your teeth, with which the brackets (the small metal or ceramic squares) are attached. The glue may not have a great flavour but is harmless.
Lastly, your orthodontist will place the arch wire (the wire that connects the brackets on your teeth) in the brackets and secure it with elastic bands.
How will I feel afterwards?
-The wire ends do not extend into areas which might poke or rub your cheek or tongue.
– You understand what you need to do before your next appointment such as good oral hygiene, correct diet, when and how to wear your elastics if they are needed.
– You have your initial orthodontics pack with all devices needed to keep your dental hygiene on track during your orthodontic treatment.
– You book your next appointment, which is usually within the following 4 to 6 weeks after your brace fitting.
For the first few days after you get your braces put on or adjusted, eat soft foods to minimize pain from chewing, and as long as you have braces, you will also want to avoid foods that could damage your brackets or acidic drinks and foods, which will irritate your mouth sores.
The main thing you’ll notice after getting your braces on is that your teeth will start gradually moving into place, which is the reason you’re wearing braces.
Adequate dental hygiene, as suggested by your Angel Orthodontist, is always important for a healthy lifestyle, but it’s especially critical during orthodontic treatment. This is because braces can make it more difficult for you to brush and floss properly.
Most people get used to their braces within a few weeks and may not even notice them.