Information For Kids About Braces And Orthodontic Treatment In Glendale, CA
If you think you are getting braces soon, you probably have questions. Dr. Bergh will be able to answer all of your questions at your Bergh Orthodontics Smile Analysis, however, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions by kids like you:
Will Braces Hurt?
Mostly, braces do not hurt. You may feel tender after the braces are initially put on, and after adjustments. The tenderness will only last a couple of days, and you can eat soft foods like mashed potatoes and ice cream! Additionally, if the brackets are bother you more in certain spots, you can use dental wax given to you by Glendale orthodontist Dr. Bergh to help relieve sore spots.
Will I Get Made Fun Of Because Of My Braces?
Luckily, you are probably not the first person in your class to get braces, and you certainly won’t be the last. Additionally, most kids consider braces to be ‘cool,’ and usually can’t wait until they get theirs!
Can I Still Eat The Same Foods With Braces?
Unfortunately, certain foods will need to be avoided while wearing your braces. Our Glendale, CA orthodontist, Dr. Bergh will be able to give you the full list, as well as alternatives. For the most part, foods you have to avoid are hard, chewy, crunchy, or sticky. Don’t worry though, you won’t have braces forever, and you will be able to eat whatever you want after your braces come off, and you will LOVE your new smile!
How Long Will I Have To Wear Braces?
Every mouth is different, so how your teeth and bite is aligned will determine the expected length of treatment. The average is 1-2 years when you choose Bergh Orthodontics, but we have seen treatment take as little as 6 months or as long as 3 and half years. If you follow Dr. Bergh’s instructions and avoid the foods you aren’t supposed eat, you should expect to have braces on for the average of 1-2 years.