150 Weiss Road
Ste. 102
Cottleville, MO 63376

ph. 636.447.2083

First Days In Braces

The adhesive used to attach the braces to your teeth cures rapidly, but takes several hours to completely cure. You can eat any time after leaving our office, however, we ask that you remember the list of foods that may be harmful to your braces. Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of all soft foods.

Initially, the braces feel like they stick out. This is normal. As you become accustomed to your braces and tooth alignment improves, this sensation will cease to be a concern. Although the brackets have been rounded and smoothed, until the cheek tissues have toughened, you may find it helpful to use a small piece of orthodontic wax around the bracket that is creating the irritation. If your supply of wax runs out, call our office for more. The wax may also be purchased at a local drug store.

You will probably notice some discomfort beginning a few hours after your braces are placed. Some teeth, usually the front teeth, may be tender and sensitive to pressure. Occasionally, patients report that they experience no discomfort, but some patients have soreness beginning during the first few hours and dissipating within a day or two. Exactly when the discomfort ceases differs with each patient. Non-prescription pain remedies are recommended for discomfort. For maximum effectiveness, it may be best to take such medications before the discomfort begins.

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about dr. bauer

Matthew J. Bauer, DMD, MS is an orthodontic specialist, providing the most advanced orthodontic treatment in St. Charles County.

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the right age

Our treatment philosophy centers around insuring that your child's orthodontic care is timed appropriately for their individual needs

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your first vist

On your first visit, we will provide you with an introduction to our office and discuss your orthodontic concerns and goals.

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office tour

We strive to provide a light,fun, warm and welcoming environment. Take a tour of our Cottleville office before you stop by!

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