Are braces painful and what should you expect?

This is a question that we see time and time again in regards to getting braces. It has to be high on the list of everyone’s questions when considering braces, but isn’t the only query we get. Many people who need braces wonder if they will hurt, and what the whole experience is going to be like. Well, let’s put your mind at ease by looking at what you can expect when choosing to have braces in Liverpool. There’s no reason to be nervous, as braces cause minimal to no discomfort once they have been fixed to your teeth. Your appointment with Liverpool Smile Studio will be a worry-free process and you can rest assured we will do everything in our power to put you at ease.


What about post-procedure?

There may be some discomfort following the fitting of your braces. Why is this? Once the wires are installed your mouth has to get used to them, as they are a newcomer in their midst and they need time to get comfortable. As expected, this soreness or discomfort will be short-lived. The materials used for your braces in Liverpool are very advanced and ensure the least amount of discomfort possible. Lightweight materials and intelligent design mean they have as little impact on your mouth, other than straightening your teeth, as possible. Over the counter pain medication can be used under the guidance of your dentist to help alleviate some of the mild discomfort. Each person is unique and therefore if you experience any discomfort then you are welcome to discuss it further with Liverpool Smile Studio to help you work through this process.

What is involved in the process?

Braces work by attaching small mounting points to your teeth that are fixed using UV cured glue. This process allows the wires to be fixed in place that will ultimately allow your dentist to adjust your braces in Liverpool to the desired amount each visit. Following the course of treatment and using the bit by bit method your teeth will be manipulated into their final straight and attractive position.

What should you avoid?

There will be plenty of guidance following each of your appointments with Liverpool Smile Studio but in order to prolong the life of your braces and have the best chance of success then it is helpful to follow some simple guidelines. Avoiding fizzy drinks should be on your list, even the diet versions. Paying particular care to your oral hygiene routine is essential. Brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day and particularly when wearing braces. Pay attention to areas where food may be left or plaque could build-up, after all, plaque is the enemy of all dentists and should be avoided at all costs. Rinse using an antibacterial mouthwash and floss. Following this guidance will help keep your mouth clear of bad bacteria and promote the effectiveness of your braces.

What if you still have concerns?

If you are thinking about a treatment like braces check out our website here at Liverpool Smile Studio.