FAQs About Braces
How long do you wear braces?
Typically, treatment time is 12-30 months. This depends on the type of braces and the severity of the issues.
How often do you come in for appointments when you have braces?
An orthodontic patient will need to be seen about every 4-8 weeks so that they can check on your progress, adjust the braces and check for any problems or issues that need to be taken care of. The appointments are usually quick and painless.
Do braces hurt?
When your child first gets braces put on, they may feel a little sensitive, because the teeth have something on them they’ve never had before. This is totally normal. After the first couple of days, they should never feel real pain while wearing braces.
Can I play sports while wearing braces?
Yes! We like our patients to wear a mouth guard and an orthodontist can help you get the best one that is both comfortable and protective.
Can I play musical instruments while wearing braces?
Of course! It may take a little adjustment, but you can still play wind or brass instruments with braces. We want to make sure our patients can live a normal, happy, and full life doing all the things they love most even while wearing braces.
What foods should I avoid while wearing braces?
We want all of our patients to keep eating all the healthy fruits and vegetables to maintain a balanced diet. In general, patients with braces must be careful to avoid hard, sticky, chewy and crunchy foods like popcorn, corn on the cob, whole apples, caramel and sticky candy. Too many sugary foods with braces can lead to plaque build-up around your brackets, this can permanently stain or damage your teeth.
Why Choose William Kemper DMD For Your Child’s Orthodontic Care
- Unmatched Service: After being in the industry over 36 years, Dr. Kemper knows a thing or two about putting braces on kids’ teeth. He has a unique and friendly approach that helps to calm down even the most timid child.
- In-Office Sedation: Dr. Kemper is one of the only pediatric dentists in Louisville, KY that offers in-office sedation as a treatment option. While this isn’t usually necessary for braces, it can be used anytime.
- Emergency Dental Care: We are available 24 hours a day to help you and your child through any dental trauma or emergency. Every call that comes in is personally screened by Dr. Kemper to give you an individual treatment plan any time day or night.
- All-in-One Dentist: We do everything in house including restorative treatments and oral surgery. This eliminates the need to go to several offices to get the dental care your child needs.
More Than Just a Pretty Face
Having straight teeth is about more than just having a pretty face. It’s about improving your child’s overall oral health and giving them the confidence to enter into adulthood with a healthy smile. That is the goal of an orthodontist.
Dr. Kemper in Louisville, KY can provide the oral healthcare your kids need with the support and friendship you’re looking for. We are with you every step of the way to help you and your teeth grow with pride.