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    "My teeth are now straight and look lovely. I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely".

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My daughter recently got her braces. I see her constantly “patrolling” the braces with her tongue.

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 6, 2010

My daughter recently got her braces. I see her constantly “patrolling” the braces with her tongue. Can this damage the braces, or perhaps loosen the elastic bands that are on the wire? Is there any way to stop this?

I wouldn’t worry, I’m sure like all children, your daughter is vey curious, and as she has only recently had her braces fitted, it will feel a little strange in the mouth initally. It often takes around 3-5 days to get used to the fixed braces. The wires on the brace nor the elastic bands will be damaged by your daughter running her tongue along them. The ways in which fixed braces can be damaged are by eating hard chewy foods, or habits like fingernail biting or pen chewing. Within a week, your daughter will have forgetten that she is wearing braces and something new will take her interest!

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