Will I feel pain after putting my braces?
When you get your braces, you will feel a little discomfort for a few days. To avoid this, you can eat soft food like soup, yogurt, etc. You will also feel a little bit of pain when you get your braces tightened, but in between, you will get used to them and they will not hurt at all.
Will braces interfere with playing sports?
You can continue to participate in any sport you choose when you have braces. When playing sports where there is a possibility of getting hit on the mouth, a specially designed mouthguard will need to be worn. The mouthguard, made of durable plastic, is designed to fit comfortably over your braces and will protect the soft tissues inside your mouth.
What is the duration of orthodontic treatment?
The average treatment length is usually 18-24 months, but the exact treatment length varies with each case.
Is it a must to use the retainer after treatment?
Retainers are designed to hold your teeth in their correct position until the bones and gums adapt to the change. It is important to wear a retainer exactly as instructed. Otherwise, the teeth may slip back to their original position.