Soreness Caused From Braces And Appliances

When you first get your braces, you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal for patients who have just gotten their braces put on, and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! To relieve the pain, we recommend dissolving one teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of lukewarm water. Swish and gargle this solution in your mouth for just a couple of minutes (do not swallow the salt water).

If the pain is more severe and does not go away after rinsing, you can also try taking a pain reliever. It is also not uncommon for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become used to the braces. We would be happy to give you some wax that you can put over the braces to lessen the tenderness. If you need some wax, please let us know!

Ellicott City Orthodontic Office

5082 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 202,

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Phone. 410-740-0002

Email. contact@oxsmiles.com

CLARKSVILLE ORTHODONTIC OFFICE

5820 Clarksville Square Dr, Suite 104,

Clarksville, MD 21029

Phone. 410-531-1310

Email. contact@oxsmiles.com