How Long Does It Take to Get Used to INBRACE?

INBRACE lingual braces have proven to be an incredible addition to our practice. Patients love the high-tech smartwire, the ease with which they can brush and floss, and the almost invisible placement on the tongue-facing side of their teeth.

Like most orthodontic patients, you may be concerned about the comfort vs. discomfort of whichever option you choose. While we understand that the prospect of wearing braces makes many patients nervous, we want you to know that our orthodontic guests report that their treatments are well worth it.

While each person’s experience is a little different, we can tell you that it typically takes a week or so for patients to get used to the sensation of brackets and wires on their teeth. Lingual braces like INBRACE are sharing space with your tongue, so it’s normal for the braces to feel a little strange and bulky at first. One of the great things about INBRACE is the slim bracketing system: The metal brackets are made as thin as possible so that they don’t irritate your tongue.

Our staff makes sure you have the tools you need to be as comfortable as possible. For most people, over-the-counter pain relievers are effective for discomfort after the initial placement of the braces. Dental wax can be placed on braces to prevent rubbing or poking. After about a week of wearing INBRACE you will notice them much less; they’ll start feeling like they’ve always been there!

INBRACE will also cause a lisp for a week to three weeks, while your mouth gets used to the braces. You can help the process along by talking. Talking more will speed up the process of getting comfortable with the feeling of the brackets and wire.

If you’re interested in INBRACE lingual braces and live in the Denver area, please call Advanced Orthodontic Care at 303-331-0222. We’re happy to answer all of your questions about this orthodontic treatment and arrange a consultation for you with experienced orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman. We are proud to provide beautiful, healthy smiles to people from across the metro area, including Stapleton and Cherry Creek.

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