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Are you considering getting braces? People choose to do so for a myriad of reasons, but the most common is wanting a straight, beautiful smile that turns heads in any room you walk into.

There are a few things to know about braces before you start your orthodontic treatment, however. Your treatment will go much smoother when you have full expectations of the process and know what you’re getting yourself into.

Dr. Catherine and the team here at A Winning Smile Orthodontics in Worthington, Ohio have put together a few tips to help you know more about the orthodontic process before you start.

Treatment times vary
Some people end up needing orthodontic treatment far longer than others. If you have crowded teeth, for example, you may need treatment to space out your teeth first before they can be effectively straightened.

So if you end up with a longer estimated orthodontic treatment schedule, don’t worry. It’s normal for these things to change from person to person.

It doesn’t hurt as bad as everyone says
If you have any friends who’ve had braces, they’ve likely commented on how much they hurt or were uncomfortable. While there’s definitely some discomfort to expect during your orthodontic treatment, it’s not nearly as bad as anyone makes it out to be. When braces are adjusted, you’ll have sensitive teeth for a few days. After that, everything will return to normal.

If you are considering straightening your teeth with braces, we want you to have the best experience possible with your braces. To get started, we invite you to call us today at 614-888-8070. We look forward to helping you create the smile you have always wanted!