Caring for Your Braces
Top tips and advice from our Tennessee Orthodontists for more effective orthodontic treatment.
From time-to-time, you can expect your teeth to feel a little sore. This normally occurs just after fitting your braces – known as the “time of adjustment.” Any discomfort can be treated with Advil or Motrin. However, if this persists, please contact us.
It is not uncommon for your teeth to be more sensitive to hot or cold foods. This should not persist for a long time, so if it does, please contact one of your orthodontists’ offices.
This will vary depending on the type of treatment you are having. Although all braces are strong enough to align our teeth, they do need to be kept clean and cared for in an appropriate manner.
Although we only recommend removing your Invisalign® aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, there is some maintenance needed. It is imperative for you to keep your aligning trays clean and in excellent condition. The good news is it is simple and fast to do!
Here are some simple steps:
At Lucas Orthodontic Group, we suggest using the official Invisalign® Clean Systems equipped with cleaning crystals. You can learn more about this system by contacting one of our offices.