What are separators for braces?
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Thereof, do spacers hurt more than braces?
The short answer is no, spacers don't hurt more than braces. Although they're different sensations, so it can be hard to compare the two. While the orthodontist is placing the spacers, you'll probably feel some pressure or like someone is pushing on your teeth (that's because someone is pushing on your teeth).
Subsequently, question is, what do separators do to your teeth? The purpose of wearing separators is to make room for the braces that will be attached to your teeth on your next visit. Small elastic or metal spacers are placed between the teeth to create a space (Picture 1). Your teeth will feel very "tight" and sore for the first few days.
Just so, how long do you wear spacers for braces?
Depending on the patient, between one and twelve spacers are placed. Because the teeth move so rapidly, it is only necessary to wear rubber type spacers for between one and two weeks. But like we mentioned before, in some cases, your orthodontist may want you to leave the spacers in while you are wearing your braces.
How do you brush your teeth with spacers?
To brush your teeth with spacers, you can brush as you normally would, with one crucial exception. Brush your teeth in a back-and-forth movement, instead of up-and-down strokes. This will help keep the spacers in place. Check after brushing to make sure that all the spacers are still where your dentist placed them.