What will your first moments with the new braces feel like?
“What a strange feeling, I hope to get used to it soon” is a common first reaction to feeling the braces inside your mouth with your tongue. And you will really get used to it in no time. It is only natural that it takes some time and patience to adjust oneself to something with which we were not born, and that has been artificially implanted into our body. Treatment with invisible braces is no exception.
3D lingual braces take up some space in the oral cavity reserved for the tongue, which means it will have to get used to resting against an extra structure. Nevertheless, this possible feeling of discomfort has been thought through, and so the shape of the individual components of German 3D lingual braces is very delicate and flat. Moreover, all these parts are perfectly polished and smooth to ensure that your tongue gets quickly used to the presence of the braces in your mouth, and to make your articulation more comfortable and natural.
Possible toothache or sensitiveness of teeth during the treatment with 3D lingual braces is also very individual. Both the bonding of the braces to the teeth and their first activation are usually perceived as completely painless processes. Some of our patients are even surprised at the fact that they cannot feel anything different when they leave the surgery with their new braces fully functioning. At this point, the braces have already been activated and it takes some time before the teeth start responding to the new impulse and begin adjusting their position within the jaw. A certain degree of teeth sensitivity or even pain is usually registered the next morning during breakfast, and at every other meal. With every passing day of the treatment it gradually subsides and will disappear completely after a couple of days.
A couple of rules to follow during the treatment with 3D lingual braces
Heightened caution during food intake has to be stressed, as well as careful adherence to regular and thorough oral hygiene. While 3D lingual braces are bounded to your teeth with durable adhesive materials, they will not endure rough and careless handling as they are so designed as to be removable from the teeth at the end of the treatment.
Invisible braces are fixed to the inner surface of the teeth, where the enamel is naturally thicker and more resistant to caries. The inner tooth surface is also washed with more saliva flows, thanks to which the self-cleaning function of the teeth is more effective. However, it would be a grave mistake to assume that with lingual braces it is unnecessary to brush your teeth at all, or to brush the outer surfaces only.