You just received new braces and you are on your way to corrected teeth and a healthy smile, when all of a sudden, something does not seem right or you start to experience pain. What should you do? First, stay calm and refer to the list of possible causes as you may be able to solve the issue at home with simple steps. Then follow up with a call to our office to inform us of the situation and if necessary, we can book you an urgent appointment if the problem is more severe.
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Being familiar with the terms used in orthodontic equipment and procedures will assist you and our office to communicate with clarity. Our website orthodontic terminology page has all the key words to be familiar with. Don’t worry, they are easy to understand and our staff will assist you and take the time to answer any questions you may have.
Most dental pain comes from the braces or tip of the wire making contact with the gums or sides of your mouth or tongue. Our office will supply you with dental wax when you get your braces applied and teach you how to apply it. Dental wax will be your new best friend for minor irritations when you first get braces. There are other remedies for general ortho discomfort based on what part of the appliance is causing concern or pain. Refer to our list of causes and solutions here. But, what if your braces become damaged from an accident or the pain is drastic? Contact our office and our staff can arrange to have the orthodontist ready to assist you in an urgent appointment when you arrive at the office.
At Maduke Bulat Orthodontic office, we want you to have a positive experience and reduced pain from daily activities while wearing braces. Proper daily care and dental hygiene will minimize the chances for complications associated with braces and orthodontic appliances like headgear and retainers. If you do find yourself in a situation that cannot be fixed at home, call our office and speak with one of our staff to arrange for you to be seen right away.
Keep smiling, you have a beautiful smile!