Things To Remember As You Begin Care

As you begin your orthodontic care treatment, you may have a good idea about what you’re supposed to be doing. After all, we will go over the details with you and provide you with the particulars, so you can have a successful experience with us (and soon, a straight smile!). Along the way, however, while this is still brand new, you may find yourself faced with some questions that may include just a hint of doubt about the choice you’ve made. Not to worry! We are here to remind you of some things to keep in mind as you get started, so you can relax and enjoy the process.

A Little Soreness Is Normal (And Will Go Away)

When you first start with an orthodontic care system for your smile, it’s normal to experience just a little bit of soreness. We’re moving your teeth around, which means your nerves are going to get a bit aggravated. The good news is that this is nothing to feel alarmed about. It will subside quickly (and in the meantime, over-the-counter pain relief will help).

Your Treatment Plan Is Extremely Unique

Don’t start comparing yourself to things you read online or the experiences that your friends have had. It’s important that you recognize your orthodontic care is extremely unique because every single set of teeth is unique. So, if your treatment isn’t identical to your best friend’s, that’s for a very good reason.

It’s Not Going To Last Forever (And It’s Not So Bad)

As you begin your orthodontic care, it can feel like you’ve got a long, long road ahead of you. However, you don’t. You’ll become accustomed to treatment very quickly and before you know it, it will be over and you’ll have your straight smile.

Orthodontic Care Is Easier Than You Might Think

Remember that beginning orthodontic treatment is brand new and will bring new sensations with it. If you have any questions, always feel free to call us or to set up a visit. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!