Side Effects of Appliance Agitation

Sore Teeth

If your teeth are sore after a visit, you may take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. A warm washcloth, heating pad, or warm salt-water rinses may reduce soreness in the jaw.

Wire Irritation

If your braces cause irritation, try moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab. If the wire will not move, try covering the end with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax.

Loose Bracket

If the main wire of the bracket comes loose, call the office to see of the bracket needs to be refitted. Please call our office to schedule a repair appointment for the earliest opening.

Lost Separator

If a separator comes out, call the office to see if it needs to be replaced. It is common for patients to lose separators during treatment; it is up to your caregivers to determine if yours is still necessary at the time you lose it.