Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

Making the Most of Life with Braces

Caring for Braces

Braces are a great way to get a truly beautiful smile. What is even better is that the treatment period for wearing braces is typically not too long. However, braces do require a certain amount of specialized dental care to produce fantastic results. The following information can help you continue the lifestyle you love while wearing your braces.

For the first few days of wearing your new braces, you may experience soreness of your teeth and mouth, and biting into foods may also be uncomfortable. To alleviate any discomfort, use warm salt water to rinse your mouth when needed. For more stubborn pain, you can take the over-the-counter pain reliever you prefer. If you have soreness or irritation in your cheeks, lips, or tongue from contact with the braces, you can use the wax your team of family orthodontics experts provided to help ease the pain.

If one of your wires becomes loose and irritates your mouth, get a blunt tool and gently push the wire back into place. Use wax to prevent further injury to the inside of your mouth and visit your orthodontist so your braces can be checked for damage.

When they first get braces, many people wonder what foods they can—and cannot—eat during their treatment period. For several days, eat mainly soft foods while you adjust to your braces, steering clear of tough meat, hard bread, chewy candy, nuts, popcorn and crunchy fruits and vegetables. You will be able to resume eating most foods sooner than you think, if you cut things into smaller bites when necessary.

Thorough brushing is extremely important while you wear braces, so be sure to maintain a strict dental care regimen. Braces create nooks and crannies that can trap food and hasten tooth decay or plaque buildup, so brush carefully.

One of the best ways to get the results you want from your braces is taking good care of your orthodontics and protecting them from harm. Remember to wear the headgear, rubber bands, or retainers your orthodontist prescribed. If you play sports, be sure to wear a mouth guard to protect your braces, as well as your mouth and teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Thorndale. 

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So far, it's been really good
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Dr In and staff are excellent!
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Fast painless and very affordable.
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Two root canals went very smooth and ensured that I felt no pain during the procedure.
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Robert C.
Dentist was very professional and painless. I lost a filling in the afternoon and they squeezed me in the next morning.
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Receptionist needs to be aware of appointment times of the patients and let the staff know when the pt. arrives and not pick and choose who's chart […]
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The receptionist, hygienist and doctor were all very pleasant. I had to wait about half an hour, but that was because I was a walk-in. Overall, […]
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Anonymous
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William L.
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Robert E.
Very good visit with Dr. In. He was right on schedule and had a very pleasant experience.
Richard C.
Gentle Dental exceeded my expectations. Everyone--from the receptionists to the dental assistants to the hygenist--was friendly and accomodating, and […]
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Dr. In was very thorough in explaining procedure. I am very comfortable with his "bedside" manner
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excellent service!!!!
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Everyone at Gentle Dental are great people, very helpful and understanding, and I thank them for everything.
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I like this practice and they are very good with chilren. I always have a good experience with my daughter.
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dental hygienist was great. i believe name is erin. put me at ease enough to get the job done..and that is not an easy thing to do...
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I found the office staff very nice and the dentist took his time with me and explained everything that I needed done
Frances B.
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I was not pleased with the wait. I would rather not be scheduled when it takes so long.
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Diana P.
I really enjoyed the visits I have had already very friendly staff for the most part and my dentist was great I just hated the amount of pain I was […]
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Letica W.
Dr.In explained everything in detail and was very gentle when he extracted my tooth. I appreciate his bedside manner.
Sharon M.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (610) 590-1798
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