Braces 101 in Denver, CO
There are quite a few foods that need to be avoided when wearing braces. Examples of these foods are sticky or chewy foods, foods that are hard and crunchy, and food that requires patients to bite hard into them. Gregory W. Dietmeier, DDS, MS, PC will have a complete list of the foods that can be eaten while wearing braces
Tenderness or soreness is very common when a patient is beginning treatment. This inconvenient pain will not last throughout the course of the treatment and can be relieved with over the counter pain medication like ibuprofen. However, as with all medications, it is very important to follow all directions while taking non-prescription medications.
Another common issue with braces is the feeling of loose teeth. This is normal among patients receiving orthodontic treatment. In order for the braces to straighten and reposition the teeth, they must first loosen them, so the teeth can be moved to the correct position.
If you have any questions or concerns about your braces, Gregory W. Dietmeier, DDS, MS, PC and the staff at Dietmeier Orthodontics are here to answer any questions.