Braces F.A.Q.

As a patient of our practice, you will receive useful information each step of the way regarding all aspects of your treatments (retainers, headgear, braces, etc.) in the form of pamphlets or brochures. However, if you’ve just recently started thinking about orthodontics and want some more information about braces, we’ve provided a list of frequently asked questions that might help answer some of your questions.

1. What are braces and how do they work?
2. What are the rubber bands used for?
3. What if I accidentally swallow a rubber band?
4. Are braces painful?
5. What can I eat while wearing braces?
6. How should I brush my teeth?
7. Are there any sports I should avoid playing now that I have braces?
8. One of my brackets has fallen off—what should I do now?
9. I have a loose wire—what should I do?
10. What happens after they come off?
11. Am I too old for braces?