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Can you go to work the day after getting braces?

You should be able to get some relief with over-the-counter pain medications. Most appointments won’t cause you to be sore at all. Will I be able to go to school/work the day that I get my braces? You should be just fine to go to school/work after we put on your braces.

What can you not do after getting braces?

The Top 7 Things You Should Not Do While Wearing Braces

  1. Foods To Avoid. Eating the wrong foods is the most common cause of damaged braces.
  2. Don’t Use Your Teeth As a Tool.
  3. Do Not Drink Soda Pop.
  4. Do Not Forget Your Routines.
  5. Chewing On Non-Food Items.
  6. Use Guards For Athletics.
  7. Grinding Your Teeth.

Should I go to school right after getting braces?

If a bracket breaks off during school and you are not in any pain or discomfort, you don’t need to leave school to have it fixed. Just call your orthodontist to let them know, and they will recommend the best way to handle it.

How long do you stay with braces?

Most patients will need to wear fixed braces for around 18 to 24 months. For problems that are harder to correct, or for our older patients, treatment may take up to three years. If you have less severe issues or are a good candidate for clear aligners like Invisalign, treatment may take as little as 6 to 12 months.

Do braces really take 2 years?

Most orthodontic treatment takes a period of one a half year to operate. Nevertheless, it might take up to two years or even more dependent on the patient and the dental condition. Be cautious of people who promise a four- or six-months treatment process. It may seem like you need mild treatment.

How can I make my teeth whiter with braces on?

In-Office whitening treatments can be very effective for those with removable or lingual braces where the front surface of the teeth is uncovered. Completed over the course of one or two dentist visits, the procedure involves a strong bleaching agent being applied to lift stains and whiten teeth.

How do you get rid of yellow teeth from braces?

Keeping your teeth white while wearing braces can be challenging. But with proper oral hygiene, it’s possible to reduce discoloration and staining. If mild discoloration occurs, using a whitening toothpaste or mouth rinse can lift surface stains.