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What to expect when you get clear braces in Birmingham

Congratulations for the first step you have taken to getting braces. Getting braces is a unique experience, and you might need to take some time learning how to deal with them. The best part is that in preparing for the process you ensure it is a success!

When you are ready, you don’t have to be nervous or confused about anything. We are here for you in case you have a question or concern. Here are things you should know and what to expect after getting your braces.

Before leaving our practice

It is important to make sure that you are confident with your braces before leaving the dental practice. There may be some things you need to do before leaving our competent hands to make sure that the treatment is comfortable and efficient. Do not forget to ask our team about your oral hygiene so that you know how to clean and take care of your clear braces in Birmingham.

Also, double-check to make sure that you understand what is expected of you during the period between appointments. You should know the date of your next dental appointment and have our contact details should you have any concerns between visits.

The first few days

It is not uncommon for you to feel a little uncomfortable for the following few days after you receive a new aligner tray. Know that after a couple of days your jawbone and teeth will become accustomed to the new position and this discomfort will subside. You are welcome to take paracetamol to take the edge off any discomfort if you need to. Do consult with us prior to doing this so that we are aware, in case it is not advisable for you to do so for other medical reasons.

Remembering to wear them

It is important that you continue to wear your clear braces in Birmingham for a minimum of 20 hours every day to see desired results. Less than this and your teeth are not likely to fully adjust to the correct positioning. As you progress through the different aligners over the next months, the development of your teeth will not be positioning as predicted which will eventually result in you needing to wear your clear braces in Birmingham for a longer period of time.

It is also possible that teeth will revert back to their original position very quickly after the treatment has finished if you do not use the aligners as they are meant. There are now effective ways in which we can ensure you are wearing your braces for the right amount of time, so if you feel that you may often forget to replace your aligners after eating or enjoy being without them for extended periods of time, let us know so that we can help you make the most out of your investment.

A final thought

Learning to love the process which you are going through may not be easy, but will help you to gain the most out of your situation. This journey will not last forever and you will be able to enjoy the many health benefits of straight teeth once it is over. With millions of teens and adults using this treatment, a rich source of information and support is available online and through many mobile applications for you to enjoy.

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