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Frequently Asked Questions About Braces By Other Teens Like You!

How Long Will I Have Braces?

for-teens-new-picEvery mouth is different. In some cases, braces are only needed for a year, while in other cases, braces are needed for two years. You can expect that you will wear braces for one to two years. Afterwards, you will be fitted for a retainer that you will wear day and night to retain the new positions of your teeth. Eventually you will only need to wear it at night, then finally a few nights per week.

Will There Be Certain Foods I Can’t Eat With Braces?

Unfortunately, with metal braces, there will be certain foods you must avoid during treatment. Failure to do so will cause damage to the brackets and the wires, prolonging the length of treatment. Chewy, sticky, and hard, crunchy foods are at the top of the list. Some foods you will still be able to eat if cut into smaller bite-size pieces, while others you will have to avoid entirely. There are other treatment options, like clear, removable trays, that do not limit your diet.

Does Getting Braces Hurt?

Getting your braces put on does not typically hurt. You may experience some tenderness to your bite and soreness in your gums as you adjust to the brackets and wires, but only for 4-5 days. After adjustments, you will also experience a bit of tenderness in your bite and will want to rely on soft foods like fish, yogurt, and jello for a few days after an adjustment. You can also take Advil or Tylenol to help reduce discomfort.

Will I Be Happy With My New Smile?

We know that the journey to your new smile can make you anxious. However, at Spark Orthodontics, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of experts. Not only are we straightening your teeth and adjusting your bite, but we are giving you a smile you’ll love to share with the world. We can safely say that none of our patients have ever been unhappy with their smile once they get their braces off!

Get The Smile You've Always Dreamed Of!

Spark Orthodontics can help you or your loved one achieve a smile that benefits dental health as much as it increases confidence. However, we want you to feel confident that your choice in an orthodontist in Pennsylvania (PA) is the right one. Follow the steps below to start your journey towards the smile you've always dreamed of.

  1. Instantly download our FREE Report: Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing an Orthodontist.
  2. Please call 610.865.2777 to ask questions or use our online appointment request form to set up your free Spark Smile Assessment!
  3. Contact our Bethlehem, Reading, Schnecksville, York, Lancaster, or Schuylkill Haven, PA, orthodontic offices via our online contact form.
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