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While you may experience some mild discomfort and soreness as your mouth adjusts to the braces, the good news is that you won’t experience any extreme pain. Typically, you will experience tooth soreness and check or tongue irritation.
Tongue, Cheek, and Lip Irritation
This type of irritation can occur due to the wires or brackets causing sores on the tongue or cheeks. This is common during your first week with braces. To treat this irritation, you can:
You can also let the irritation run its course. Once you’ve had your braces for a few days, you’re tongue, cheeks, and lips will get used to the braces, and the sores or rubbing will decrease.
Having tooth soreness for the first few days of having your braces is common. This is often described by patients as a tight feeling in their teeth. To treat this irritation, you can:
Remember that this irritation and soreness is only temporary. Your braces are an integral tool in helping you achieve a healthier, straighter smile! Give your body time to adjust to your braces, and you’ll be feeling better in no time.
To schedule your braces consultation, contact King Orthodontics today!