What if my braces are hurting?

It is normal to have some discomfort when your braces are first put on. This can last a few days whilst your teeth and lips are getting used to the braces. You will be given special orthodontic wax to help during this period. Eating a soft diet will also help reduce discomfort for the first few days. Sometimes mild painkillers such as panadol may be needed for the first day or so. 

Each time your braces are adjusted, there will be some tenderness of your teeth. Once again, eating soft foods will help reduce discomfort whilst your teeth get used to their new position.

If you are experiencing more serious pain or you feel that something is out of place, please contact us immediately. 

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