5 Comfortable Ways to Wear Braces
Braces require a period of adjustment. Your bite will change as your teeth straighten into position, and the brackets may feel weird on your lips and tongue. Because of these modifications, we also know that you might experience some soreness and sensitivity, regardless of whether you just got braces or just had them tightened. Do not be alarmed; this is a typical occurrence and will pass. Here are some methods to reduce discomfort and slightly improve the comfort of your braces in the interim.
How to Reduce Brace Pain:
Drink a lot of water. Oral health depends on staying hydrated. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water; you can numb your mouth and minimize irritation by adding a few ice cubes.
Eat Cold Meals – Cold foods can also reduce discomfort, much as cold water can. Consider consuming an ice-cold smoothie or some ice cream. To avoid damaging your teeth and breaking off your brackets, avoid biting into anything that is frozen.
Rinse with salt water: Rinsing your mouth with salt water will help reduce oral irritation and ease discomfort. Pour a half-teaspoon of the mixture into a glass of warm water, then rinse for thirty seconds.
Stick to Soft Foods – Your teeth may feel sore once your braces have been tightened. If chewing causes you pain, stick to soft foods like yogurt, mashed potatoes, soup, and smoothies.
One of the most popular and simple ways to shield your lips and tongue from the jagged edges of your braces is to use orthodontic wax. Simply cut off a piece and apply it to the hurting spot. Between your lips and your braces, the wax will act as a shield. Just keep in mind to remove the wax before brushing your teeth.
Our dentists at The Dental Ark and Stevensons Dental Ark are experts at treating and spotting early or interceptive orthodontics. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you believe your child could benefit from braces or if you have any questions about how to care for their teeth while wearing braces. Our goal is to maintain your child’s teeth radiant and strong.