SORENESS or DISCOMFORT
When teeth move, they can become sore. This is normal, and it usually lasts several days. Each person will have a different degree of soreness. We recommend that our patients take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If the pain becomes severe or lasts for more than several days, please let us know.
Oftentimes, brackets can irritate the inside of your cheeks when you are first getting use to them. We have provided you with wax in case you experience this problem. Attempt to dry the area first, and then place wax on the irritating area. Ulcers can occur anytime and they are especially uncomfortable with braces. Try applying wax to the area to decrease the irritation.