What to Expect With Your New Braces

Embarking on orthodontic treatment with braces is an exciting step towards a beautiful smile. At The Village Orthodontics in Kyle, TX, we’re committed to making your experience with braces as smooth and positive as possible. This guide offers tips and insights to help you adapt to life with braces, ensuring a successful and comfortable orthodontic journey. 

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Adjusting to Braces in the First Few Weeks

Initially, it’s normal to experience some discomfort as your mouth and teeth adjust to the braces. Soft foods and over-the-counter pain relievers can help ease this initial period. Remember, any initial discomfort will gradually diminish as you become accustomed to your braces.

Eating with Braces
To protect your braces and ensure effective treatment, it’s important to make some dietary adjustments. Avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that can damage braces. Opt for softer foods, especially right 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. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also essential throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Managing Discomfort and Emergencies
If braces cause irritation, orthodontic wax can be applied to the problematic area. In case of breakages or loose wires, contact our office promptly for advice or to schedule a repair appointment. 

Staying Active and Confident

You can still enjoy sports, music, and other hobbies while wearing braces. For sports, we recommend using an orthodontic mouthguard to protect your braces and teeth. If you play a wind instrument, you may need a short period to adjust, but most patients adapt quickly.

Regular Orthodontic Appointments
Attending your regular adjustment appointments is important for successful orthodontic treatment. These visits allow our team 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, wearing a retainer is essential to maintain the alignment of your teeth. We’ll provide detailed instructions and support for this crucial phase of your orthodontic journey.

We’re Here for You!
At The Village Orthodontics, we understand that life with braces is a significant commitment. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us today for any assistance or to schedule an appointment. Let us guide you towards a lifetime of beautiful smiles! 


Meet the Doctor

Dr. Ashley Hill

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Kasey A.
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We love Dr Ashley and her staff. Especially Meegan!! She is so kind and sweet. She is also very professional. She is always very helpful. The staff has made our experience very enjoyable. We would definitely recommend The Village Orthodontics.
Jane P.
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From the moment I arrived I was greeted and felt welcomed. When I met with Dr. Ashley & Elisa I felt like I knew them from before. I am looking forward to this orthodontist journey with them! They have a great atmosphere and the entire team is positive and fun spirited.
Jennifer W.
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Another great appointment! As always our visit to The Village Orthodontics was amazing. Both my boys are totally comfortable having their teeth worked on. Meegan explains what she is going to do so the boys are at ease. She also lets me know what she did and what the next step will be. Thank you TVO!

Contact The Village Orthodontics


22420 I-35 Frontage Rd, Suite 201, Kyle, TX, 78640

Phone: (737) 404-6091 

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