You may experience sensitivity or soreness for a few days after you first get your braces and/or following your regular appointments.
We recommend a soft diet until you are comfortable to chew.
The cheeks, lips, and tongue may also become irritated as they become accustomed to the hardware surfaces. Adding wax to the wires or brackets in the area of soreness will help the tissues heal. Warm salt water rinses can also be comforting. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in eight ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously.
If the last bracket falls off and is not attached to the wire, you may wait until your next appointment to have it repaired. If your bracket is still attached to the wire, you can leave it in place and put wax on it.
If the wire is protruding past your back bracket, you may use a pencil eraser to push the wire down or place a piece of wax over the poking area . If this is not helping, you can try to clip the offending part of the wire using small scissors or clippers that have been washed in warm soap water and disinfected with alcohol.
Canadian Orthodontic Partners 401 The West Mall, Suite 301, Etobicoke, ON