4 Things Only People With Traditional Braces Understand

 In Braces, Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental

If you have braces now, or had them during that awkward phase, you know the perils and pains of having those metal monstrosities across your teeth. Here’s a quick list of four things only brace faces (or former brace faces) would understand. Feel free to share with any current metal mouths. Don’t forget: Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental offers traditional braces and Invisalign if you’d prefer to avoid the metal.

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1. Popcorn, caramel or anything sticky is a no-no.
Don’t even bother with a Tootsie Roll or you’ll spend the next hour picking out the leftovers from the back of your mouth. Choose to skip the popcorn until after the braces are off; hey, ICEES are much easier to process with braces. Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental can provide a quick list of foods that are easy to eat.

2. The cuts from the spiky brackets.
The agonizing pain from a loose bracket can ruin any meal. If the cuts and piercing pain continues make sure to see one of our professionals immediately for a quick adjustment.

3. Changing out braces for ‘special occasions’.
Whether it’s Christmas, Halloween or New Years Eve picking out brackets for different occasions is a fun option for those with braces. Don’t forget to let the creativity fly! If you’d prefer clear or neutral colors, Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental offers the option as well.

4. The amazing feeling when you get them off will be worth it!
Yeah, yeah I’m sure you hear it all the time but it’s true. The incredible feeling of running your tongue along smooth teeth is refreshing and makes you feel like a phase of your (dental) life is complete.

Although braces can be a pain, they are essential to overall dental health. Braces realign teeth to improve your bite; they can also boost self confidence by giving you a healthy, attractive smile everyone will want to see; don’t forget about cleanliness–straight teeth are much easier to clean than crooked teeth!

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