Teeth, and sometimes entire facial structures, are permanently changed by orthodontic treatment. It is important that the treatment be appropriate and properly completed. Orthodontic specialists have extensive and specialized training that enables them to provide their patients with professional, personalized treatments.
We offer the following options, which will be reviewed in your examination:
Did you have braces growing up? So did I… and they sucked. Let’s be honest, even though we don’t have to use headgear anymore (thank goodness), everyone still looks pretty nerdy with braces. Not only do you look nerdy, but you feel nerdy too. Just imagine feeling like someone is constantly staring at your teeth all day. And let’s not forget about the inconvenience of having to go to the dentist once a month.
When you first get your braces put on you will literally starve because your teeth will hurt so badly. Chewing is the real struggle. You will probably want to have a diet that consists of ice cream, yogurt, and applesauce for the first couple days. Even after the first couple days you STILL can’t eat what you want. No popcorn, no gum, no pop, and let’s not forget the struggle of biting into your sandwich and bread completely filling your braces. Once you think life is about to get real good because the pain is starting to go away, you have to go to the dentist again to get them tightened and the pain starts all over.
Although everything said so far about braces sounds pretty awful, having braces was actually one of the best things that ever happened to me. I went from crooked, gapped teeth to perfect, straight teeth. I now know when I smile people are seeing a beautiful set of teeth rather than a jumbled, metal mess. I am so much more confident in myself and enjoy showing off my teeth. So, if James D. Garol, DDS, MSD ever gives you the opportunity to have braces, don’t turn down the offer. It might be awful while they are on, but the end product is so worth it.
Dr. James D. Garol
Orthodontics for Children and Adults
6536 South McCarran Boulevard, Suite A
Reno, NV 89509