Treating the discomfort. Stay away from anti-inflammatory drugs. You may experience some pain or discomfort as your teeth start to move but don’t worry, that just means your braces are working! There are a couple of things you can do to minimise both the pain and discomfort levels.
In the case of pain, just take the medication you would usually take for a headache but steer clear of anti-inflammatory drugs because these can slow down tooth movement.
If you experience some discomfort from the brackets rubbing against your gums or the side of your mouth you can use dental wax that we will give to you when you first get your braces on.
What not to eat. A common question is, what can and can’t I eat with braces? We’ve put together a list of what not to eat when undergoing braces treatment. You can read about what not to eat here.
Dealing with breakages. Don’t leave it until your next appointment. We realise that minor breakages can happen so we allow for three breakages before we start charging you for repairs.
If you do experience a breakage please call us straight away. Don’t leave it until your next appointment because there may not be enough time in that consultation to fix your braces.