First Days In Braces
The adhesive used for attaching the braces to your teeth cures rapidly. You can eat any time after leaving our office. However, we ask that you be mindful of the suggested list of foods that may be harmful to the braces. Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of soft foods.
Initially the braces feel like they stick out. This is completely normal. As you become accustomed to your braces and your tooth alignment improves, this sensation will disappear. Although the brackets our office uses are rounded and smooth, until the cheek tissues have toughened, you may find it helpful to use a small piece of dental wax around the bracket if irritation occurs. You will probably notice some discomfort beginning a few hours after your braces are placed and some teeth may be tender and sensitive to pressure. You may wish to take non-prescription pain remedies commonly taken for other discomforts such as headaches.
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Dear Patient Family, I want to give you all an update on our COVID-19 status. As you may be aware, yesterday afternoon Greg Abbott issued another Executive Order postponing any elective dental procedure until after April 21. This date is still subject to change but for now we cannot see patients back until April 22nd. Therefore, we will not be rescheduling appointments until we know for sure that we can start back. I will continue to keep you updated on any changes! The good news is your treatment will continue to progress even though we are unable to see you right now! For any Invisalign patients, we have emailed you directly to introduce our fancy new “drive-through" aligners so you can continue your treatment! For patients in braces, the best thing you can do is keep taking care of your braces! Be careful of all the "quarantine snacks” so you don’t cause something to break or come loose. Since there’s not much else to do… wear your rubber bands if you’ve been instructed to do so and brush your teeth that full two minutes! It’s like I always say, you control your destiny in braces. Keep taking care of them and they’ll be off sooner! Of course I will be available to handle any true emergencies. Please call the on-call number at 832-304-4450 or email me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Here’s another tip, take a picture of your issue and send it to me so we can diagnose the problem virtually. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but want you to be assured that the health of our patients, team and families is of utmost importance! Take care of yourselves and we WILL get through this! Much love from our orthodontic family to yours. ❤️ - Dr. Darsey #darseykrivanortho #houstonbraces #update #covid_19