Braces are a great appliance that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. But that doesn’t mean the entire orthodontic journey will be pleasant. In fact, you will likely experience soreness during the first week of treatment as well as after each adjustment appointment. This is to be expected because the soreness means the teeth are moving. To help you eliminate or reduce the soreness, our orthodontist, Dr. Sid Molayem, is happy to help you by giving you the tips you need.
-Numb your mouth with a numbing agent, like Orajel®. The numbing agent can be applied directly to your teeth and gums to provide relief.
-Ice the teeth, gums, and jaw with an ice pack.
-Take over-the-counter painkillers to relieve the pain. You can take ibuprofen, Advil, or Tylenol.
-Only eat foods that are soft. Eating hard and tough foods will only make the pain more substantial.
-Chew often. Even though this hurts, it can help you get over the soreness faster.
-When it comes to eating and drinking, choose to consume cold foods and drinks.
-Be patient. Even though your teeth and mouth hurt now, they won’t hurt in a few days. So, do everything you can to relieve the pain now because it won’t bother you soon.
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 relieve soreness from braces in Beverly Hills, CA. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the answers and help you need!