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Your orthodontic treatment has been planned and it’s almost time for your braces to bonded in place by Dr. Dawn A. Wu. There are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for this important step in your journey to a straight smile.

Ask Questions

Before your braces are placed, talk with our orthodontist and make sure that you understand what type of braces are being used on your smile. Ask any questions that you need to so that you fully understand your orthodontic treatment. There are usually three types of braces:

– Braces with brackets that are bonded to the front of the teeth. These are the most popular choice for children.

– Braces with brackets that are bonded to the back of the teeth. These are more discrete and aesthetic.

– Metal bands that are wrapped around the teeth. These are used instead of brackets.

Be Prepared for Some Discomfort

After your braces are placed, you can expect some discomfort. Your teeth may be sensitive at first. Eat soft foods, like soup and pasta, for the first few days. Over-the-counter pain medications can also help. Your sensitivity should go away after a few days.

Please contact New Smile Dentistry at (972) 231-9591 today to learn more about braces in Richardson, Texas, and to set up an appointment.