When you are thinking about getting braces for yourself or for your child, you’re bound to have a few questions before you want to jump into the process. To make matters easier, we’ve included some of the most frequently asked questions that people ask about braces.
Will they hurt?
Orthodontics are designed to make minute changes over a long period of time, which may cause some soreness. There may be a slight discomfort or sensation during the fitting or adjustment sessions, but that is no more discomfort than a regular visit to a dentist.
Why is it so important that I get orthodontic treatment?
If you have been diagnosed with crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned bite, it’s important to correct the dental situation. These type of conditions can lead to secondary problems that worsen over time. Poor bites can lead to jaw pain or uneven dental wear. They may even cause problems with pronouncing certain sounds, chewing or swallowing. The sooner any abnormal dental condition is corrected, the better the patient’s odds for enjoying healthy teeth and gums in the future.
Will I still be able to play a musical instrument?
Yes, you will still be able to play your favorite musical instrument after you get your braces on. However, you may find you need to make minor adjustments in the way you play, as you get accustomed to playing with braces.
Can I still participate in school sports?
Yes. Wearing braces won’t inhibit you from participating in school sports. As with any school sport, though, it is recommended that you wear a protective mouth guard in the event of unexpected contact.
Will my teeth get rotten under the braces?
The areas of your teeth not covered with braces will be accessible to cleaning. As long as you follow your dental professional’s recommendations for cleaning, you should be able to look forward to clean, healthy teeth immediately after removal of your orthodontics.
If you find that you still have questions about receiving braces, it’s best to contact one of our professionals at Kapadia Orthodontics. We can help answer any other questions, explain the process of braces, and walk you through the time frame and payment plans associated with receiving braces. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t hesitate to contact us today!