Braces or wire that hurts
If a Brace hurts you, it is recommended to place the wax over it to avoid irritating continuously the soft tissues of the lips,cheeks or gums. If it is a piece of wire that pokes you, a little piece of wax over the wire can provide instant relief, or use a small nail clipper to cut the tip of wire that is sticking out. In both cases, if the problem persists, do not hesitate to call the clinic to schedule an appointment. During our absence your dentist can relieve you by cutting the wire.
When we put the braces on, it does not hurt. Only two hours after placement do the teeth become sensitive to pressure. It lasts 3 to 7 days depending on the patient. To relieve pain quickly, just take the usual drugs against headaches and other pain: Tylenol, Advil, ... For one or two weeks,the soft tissues of the mouth (lips, cheeks or tongue).Simply placing wax over the brace or wire that is close to the irritated area will ease the pain until your mouth gets used to the presence of the braces and wires.
This is quite normal during treatment. Do not worry. The teeth have to be slightly mobile to be moved.The teeth will regain their solidity in the supporting bone when the treatment is completed and when it is in equilibrium position.
If despite your precautions, if ulceration appear on your soft tissues, we invite you to rinse your mouth with salt water several times a day.
If it is an expansion appliance unglues and the expansion is not complete, do not proceed with any other activations before having corrected the situation. If there is pain, you should contact the clinic as soon as possible.
If it is a removable appliance that hurts, wear it only at night until your next appointment. If the pressure is too high, you can remove 1 or 2 turns of activation. For lost appliances call us to schedule an appointment to make a new appliance( please note that laboratory fees will be applied for lost or broken appliances).
If the bottom is not inserted in the upper part (spring) ,compress the spring upwards and reinsert the pin in the spring.
If this is the top that has become loose, you can reinsert it into the large tube of the band on the last tooth.