It is normal to be uncomfortable following your braces being placed or being adjusted. Eating softer foods and taking whatever medication you take for a headache will help you get through this time. Placing wax to cover any areas that may irritate the lips, cheeks, or tongue will also help. Also to be expected is mobility in the teeth. This is normal progress in your orthodontic treatment.
LOOSE WIRE OR BAND
Occasionally a wire, band, or bracket will become loose, don’t be alarmed. If it is a wire, use a pencil eraser to gently tuck the protruding wire out of the way. If irritation continues, place wax on the area. Telephone our office immediately, EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT, so we can adjust the amount of time needed to make the repair.
Please come on time and at your scheduled appointment time. If you cannot keep your scheduled appointment time, please call so we may reschedule. This will help us to see all of our patients in a timely manner.
DO NOT EAT:
STICKY – gum, caramel, fruit roll ups, lollipops
CHEWY – Snickers, gummi bears, jelly beans, Skittles
HARD – popcorn, nuts, large pretzels, ice cubes, hard candy