The Installation of
For most people, the
installation of the actual braces themselves is not
a pleasant experience. You need to be prepared to experience
some degree of pain during this process.
In some instances,
an orthodontist or cosmetic dentistry specialist will
use Novocain or a similar numbing medication as a prelude
to beginning the installation process.
When it comes to the
installation of braces, the discomfort associated with
the installation has decreased significantly in recent
years. Because these types of dental appliances have
developed significantly in recent years -- braces have
become smaller and less intrusive -- it is far easier
to install braces into a person’s mouth today.
After a few days following
the initial installation of the braces, the discomfort
associated with the process will dissipate. While you
will experience some swelling and a bit of bleeding
in the days after the installation of braces, all of
this will peter off over a short period of time.
Once the braces are
installed, you will have to return to the orthodontist’s
office on a regular basis for “adjustments.” Adjustments,
in simple terms, really involve the tightening of the
braces themselves. The whole purpose behind braces is
to move the teeth into a more appropriate position within
a person’s mouth. Thus, generally speaking and from
time to time, your orthodontist will have to tighten
and adjust your braces.
There will be a moderate
amount of discomfort associated with the tightening
process. Again, you will experience discomfort during
the actual procedure and for a matter of three or four
days following the actual tightening process.
While there will be
some additional discomfort associated with the removal
of braces, the reality is that a patient will be so
pleased to have these dental appliances removed that
he or she really will not notice the pain or discomfort