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If you are a kid (where a parent will have to decide if you get braces) seeking a smile you can share proudly, you are in the right place! While Mom or Dad will be able to help you decide if orthodontic treatment (also known as braces) is right for you, here are a few of the most commonly asked questions:
While there may be moments of slight discomfort or tenderness, typically after an adjustment, the discomfort should pass within a few days. Much like a bruise, it’s only tender when you press on it! After adjustments, it may be wise to stick to softer foods like mashed potatoes and pudding while your bite or cheek tenderness wears off.
The length of treatment will vary from person to person, case to case, but you can expect to be in braces for 12-24 months. Additionally, certain braces will give you results faster, and Baker Orthodontics also offers accelerated braces and treatment options!
Luckily, braces are considered a rite of passage for many kids your age. Some of your friends might even think you are cool!
With most braces, you will have to avoid certain foods that could damage the brackets or wires (the different parts of the braces). Calhoun, GA orthodontist, Dr. Baker will be able to give you a full list of foods that should be avoided if you want to get your braces off as soon as possible!
Calhoun, GA orthodontist, Dr. Tonya Baker understands the importance of a smile you can share with confidence. Additionally, she wants you to feel confident with your decision for your journey to your best smile ever. Here are a few ways to get started: