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Getting braces is a big deal. It means that you’re finally on your way to a great smile, amazing teeth, and a new, improved, you. But before you take the jump to get braces, there are a few things you need to be aware of first.

Dr. Steven Jung and the team at Steven Jung, DMD, MS are committed to giving you the best orthodontic treatment in Tracy, California. Part of that is helping you know what to expect going into the process. Let’s look at what a few of those things are.

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.

We want you to have the best experience possible with your braces. To get started, call us today at 209-835-0977.