What to Expect With Your New Braces

Embarking on orthodontic treatment with braces is a significant step towards achieving a beautiful and healthy smile. At Main St. Orthodontics in Belton, TX, we are dedicated to making your experience with braces as smooth and positive as possible. This guide provides tips and insights to help you adapt to life with braces.

Getting Accustomed to Braces

It’s common to experience some discomfort and soreness as you adjust to your new braces. Soft foods and over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease this initial phase. Remember, this discomfort is temporary and part of the journey towards your new smile.

Eating with Braces

To protect your braces and ensure effective treatment, it’s important to make some adjustments to your diet. Avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that can damage braces. Opt for softer foods, especially soon after getting your braces or following adjustments. 


Oral Hygiene with Braces

Good oral hygiene is crucial while wearing braces. Brushing after every meal, using fluoride toothpaste, and flossing daily are key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. We also recommend regular dental check-ups and cleanings throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Managing Discomfort and Breakages

If braces cause irritation, orthodontic wax can be applied to the problematic area. Should you experience breakages or loose wires, contact us promptly for advice or to schedule an appointment for repair.

Staying Active and Engaged

You can still enjoy sports and other physical activities while wearing braces. We recommend using an orthodontic mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth during sports. For musical instruments, a brief adjustment period might be needed, but many patients adapt quickly. 

Regular Orthodontic Appointments

Attending regular adjustment appointments is essential for successful treatment. These visits allow us to adjust your braces and monitor your progress. It’s important to attend all scheduled appointments and follow the guidance provided by our orthodontic team.

Post-Braces Care

After your braces are removed, retainers are typically used to maintain the alignment of your teeth. We will guide you through the post-treatment care and provide all the information necessary to care for your retainer. 


We're Here for You

At Main St. Orthodontics, we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way on your orthodontic journey. If you have any questions or concerns about life with braces, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to ensure your experience is positive and leads to a lifetime of beautiful smiles. Contact us for any assistance or to schedule an appointment. 

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Christa W.
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This orthodontist office is wonderful! Very friendly and caring staff. Jennifer was awesome. My daughter is getting braces and they were very informative and explained everything to her that she wanted to know. They were also very helpful and flexible and helping me find the right payment options for me without insurance. I would definitely recommend them.
Stacy O.
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Dr. Jacobs and his staff are always warm and welcoming! My son was in braces for about 1 1/2 years and a retainer for 9 months. They provided exceptional quality service every time we were there! I definitely recommend them for all of your Orthodontic needs
Dani N.
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Everyone was so nice and patient with my kiddo, who has severe dental anxiety. They explained every step so that he knew what to expect, and shared in his joy and excitement once the braces were applied.

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2853 N Main St Suite 1 Belton, TX 76513

Phone: (254) 233-2037 

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