Soreness and Discomfort Solutions for Those with Braces

Soreness solutions for those with braces

During the first few weeks of wearing your braces, your mouth and teeth will feel sore and tender. Your teeth may even feel loose and wiggly. Not to worry! These mild aches and pains are perfectly normal and 1-2 weeks you will adjust to your new braces. You might also experience some discomfort after your orthodontic adjustment appointments.

Remedies to Relieve Braces Discomfort

Saltwater technique – Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in approximately eight ounces of water. Gargle the salty concoction for a few minutes then spit it out. Be sure not to swallow the salt water.

Cold Snacks: Cold things are very helpful such as Popsicles, smoothies, or any other cold liquid to reduce inflammation.

Mild braces pain relievers: Be sure to consult or your orthodontist or physician for recommendations on safe, age-appropriate pain relievers for your child.

Wax: You can also put some wax over the brackets during the first few weeks of wearing braces. This will help reduce pain, tenderness, and the chances of your child’s mouth getting snagged by the brackets when talking or sleeping.

We hope these remedies help ease any discomfort you have. If you have any questions for your orthodontist, contact us and we can help you out!

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