Getting braces takes some adjustments on your part, but the minimal effort is certainly worth it. If your teeth are crooked or otherwise misaligned, it may cause you to feel self-conscious when you smile or talk. Do you wince when you look at your teeth in the mirror? If so, you are not alone. Many people need to have their teeth straightened, and we here at Central Park North Orthodontics set out to make it simple, safe, and effective for you, with as few difficulties as possible. Even if your the alignment of your teeth isn’t causing you awkwardness, it is also true that they can cause you discomfort, and make it more difficult to floss between them thoroughly. This opens you up to being at greater risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Our East Harlem orthodontics are vital to your cosmetic needs and your dental well-being.
When you have the proper information, you will find that it’s not all that hard to live with wearing braces. For one thing, you won’t have to be concerned that having your braces put on your teeth will cause you any pain. Let us set your mind at ease in that regard. It is true that when you first start wearing them, there may be some discomfort as you grow accustomed to wearing them. Some patients do experience a little soreness. But over-the-counter pain relievers will typically be sufficient to handle it. When it comes to our East Harlem orthodontics, we’re here for your needs. When you need adjustments to give you greater comfort and ease of use, you can count on us. Should your bracket or wire come loose, for example, call us right away to schedule an appointment. Ignoring it can lead to mouth irritation, and we can fix it for you.
There are also things you can do on your own, such as replacing the wire that applies tension to your braces, should it come loose due to eating hard or sticky foods. You should be able to take care of it with a pair of tweezers or needle-nose pliers. Bent hooks, for those braces that have them, may be bent back with a pencil eraser or can be smoothed by applying a ball of wax to them. Of course, if you cannot do so on your own, you can always depend on our East Harlem orthodontics. Feel free to call us when you need assistance.