Following the initial fitting or adjustment of your braces, some brief discomfort may result. You may experience a tenderness when you bite. Your teeth may feel sore or loose. Often times, these uncomfortable symptoms last for only a few hours, and can be alleviated with over-the counter pain medication, such as Tylenol. But sometimes tenderness with braces can last for a few days, and you may seek other methods to deal with the discomfort. The following soothing home remedies from your North Las Vegas, NV orthodontist can help alleviate soreness associated with braces.
Treatments For Soreness With Braces To Try At Home:
- a warm salt water rinse
- warm compress on the jaw
- cotton/ cotton swab or orthodontic wax for cheek/tongue/lip irritation from rubbing wires
- washed and alcohol sterilized scissors/clippers to cut stray wire ends
How Can I Eat Now With Braces?
When it comes to food options following a fitting for braces, you may wonder what would be best. It may be a bit difficult to chew certain foods, and you want to be very careful not to break your new braces. If it’s uncomfortable, eating may be the last thing on your mind. But you can definitely maintain a healthy diet with braces. During the first few days following your braces fitting, soft foods are highly recommended by your North Las Vegas, NV orthodontist.
Here are a few snack ideas that your orthodontist in North Las Vegas encourages you to try following the initial fitting:
- smoothies with a straw
- frozen grapes removed from the stem and zip locked in the freezer for fifteen minutes. Let thaw and cut in half
- regular or Greek yogurt with your favorite seedless fruit and a touch of honey
- soups and stews
Keep in mind that a little discomfort with braces is normal, and it’s not an emergency. Your favorite North Las Vegas orthodontist, Dr. Chen shares that you may need to stick to softer foods and cut out certain things that can cause damage to your braces. You can utilize various home remedies to ease discomfort and incorporate the foods you enjoy as your teeth adjust to the braces.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our North Las Vegas orthodontics office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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