Soreness after an adjustment
When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth. Your teeth may also be tender, particularly when using them to bite down on food. This soreness should only last three-to-five days but it’s common to experience it after each adjustment appointment.
To help relieve the soreness, rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Another option is to use Orabase as a temporary covering to the affected area. If the tenderness is severe, take a painkiller like the kind you might choose for headache or similar pain.
Your lips, cheeks, and tongue may also become irritated during the adjustment process, but they will toughen as you get used to wearing your appliance. If your braces are causing any irritation, put wax on the braces to help ease the pain.
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