2 Things to Know Before Getting Braces

2 Things to Know Before Getting Braces

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2 Things to Know Before Getting Braces

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There are a lot of benefits to getting braces. From straighter teeth and aligned jaws to improved oral health and prevention of various issues such as cavities and periodontal diseases. However, there are some minor drawbacks to getting the treatment.

To make sure there aren’t any unpleasant surprises, the following are a few things you should be aware of before getting braces.

  • You’ll Have A Minor Lisp: When metal brackets are attached to your teeth, it will most likely affect the way you speak. Therefore, it is likely that you’ll develop a minor lisp. But don’t worry about it, as you’ll get used to talking with the extra hardware in your mouth in a few weeks at max. However, if you have a job that requires you to speak clearly or any other factors that make this a concern for you, you can instead opt for Invisalign. They’re a bit more expensive, but lisping isn’t an issue.
  • You’ll Have to Avoid Certain Foods: Very crunchy or tough food is an absolute no-go while you have braces. Foods such as nuts, hard candy, apples, beef jerky, burgers, gummy candy, sticky toffee, and caramel can damage your brackets and wires. During your initial days with the braces, you’ll have slightly achy and uncomfortable jaws. Hence, it is best to stick to soft foods such as pasta, yogurt, and ice creams during these days. As the pain subsides, you can add more nutrition to your diet, such as vegetables, meat, seafood, grains, etc.

However, these should not prevent you from getting braces. These are just minor inconveniences that won’t matter once you get the more enormous payoff at the end of the treatment.

If you are thinking about getting braces, and live in Mapleton, Palmyra, Lake Shore, Benjamin, Springville, or Salem, visit Kuhni Orthodontic Studio for a consultation.

Posted on Feb 22, 2021
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