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When you’re aligning your smile with braces, you might experience some discomfort and mouth irritations. This is nothing to be alarmed about. All you need to do is fix the problem and call Beverly Hills Braces and schedule an appointment if necessary (like if your appliance is broken). To help you treat the problem, our orthodontist, Dr. Sid Molayem, has some tips for you.

-For mouth sores and cuts: Clean your smile and help the mouth heal by swishing salt water. This might sting a little bit, but it will help you. When you’re done, use orthodontic wax to cover the section of the appliance that is bothering your mouth. This will smooth over the surface.

-For broken brackets: Try to keep the bracket in place so you don’t extremely affect the treatment plan. You can keep it in place by covering it with orthodontic wax. Make sure to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to get the bracket replaced.

-For broken wires: Use a pencil eraser to push the wire back into place. If the wire is still protruding, you can clip it with a pair of fingernail clippers. Make sure to schedule an appointment to get the wire fixed.

Call Beverly Hills Braces today at 310-278-9101 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to treat braces irritations in Beverly Hills, CA. Our orthodontic team will be happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!