When it comes to straightening your smile Chamblee Orthodontics knows there are many things to take into consideration; The type of braces you wear, the severity of your misalignment and how long you will need to wear them.
Braces are slowly moving the bones and straightening your teeth. The wires and brackets attached to the braces can irritate the gums at the base of teeth or on the sides of the mouth. However, this is only temporary as your teeth settle into their new positions. Eventually, the mouth will adjust to these dental appliances to the point where a patient might forget they have braces in the first place.
With aligners, however, it is different story. The initial discomfort can be quite severe, and patients are often tempted to remove them. However, this is inadvisable as it will prevent the aligners performing their function. There is a benefit to front loading the discomfort however, as it usually only lasts for the first two weeks before subsiding. By then, most patients have forgotten they are wearing them!
If you are experiencing discomfort from your braces or aligners, be sure to speak with Chamblee Orthodontics so they can help alleviate any pain you might be feeling. With a bit of patience and perseverance, you will soon have the smile that you’ve been hoping for before you know it. If you are interested in a consultation in the Atlanta area, contact Dr. Caroline Ceneviz at Chamblee Orthodontics today!