There’s no doubt that, once your braces are on, things will start to change. Living with braces requires adjustments. For instance, the wires and brackets take some getting used to and regular tightening can lead to temporary jaw pain. On top of that, braces are basically a food magnet, with the residue from chewy, sticky foods causing tooth decay. In addition to that, having a piece of candy or broccoli stuck in your teeth isn’t very appealing (brushing and flossing will help deal with this). So, what about kissing, especially if your partner has braces too? Is it even possible?
Today’s Friday Focus is going to answer the question “Can two people with braces kiss?” which does come up from time to time. You may be surprised to hear that the answer is yes. Don’t let those horror scenes from shows like the Brady Bunch, etc., keep you from kissing. Picture this – they gaze into each other’s eyes, both realizing that a kiss would be the perfect way to end the evening. Their lips pursed together, the kiss is absolutely perfect; that is, until they try to pull apart. They’re stuck together! Fortunately, this is very unlikely to happen because the brackets and wires that make up today’s braces are so small that it would be virtually impossible for them to get stuck together.
So, if you have a partner who also has braces, don’t be afraid to give them a kiss, one of life’s simple pleasures.
Have additional questions about braces? Call 480-386-9722 today. At E&S Orthodontics, our staff can answer any questions you may have. We also encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel where you’ll find a wealth of information regarding braces.
Ousama El-Hillal, referred to as Dr. O by patients, staff and friends is an Orthodontist at E&S Orthodontics. He founded E&S Orthodontics with Dr. Saavedra in 2004. He is driven to create Wide Beautiful Smiles Without Extractions.