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How long will it take to get used to my braces?2021-08-12T21:19:24-05:00

Most patients are completely used to their braces after about a month. After six months, or even sooner, they don’t even notice they’re there. However, it’s not unusual for teeth to occasionally start hurting for no apparent reason – this is normal, and should go away fairly quickly. If necessary, treat with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Tips for dealing with the pain2021-08-12T21:18:57-05:00
  • Stick to soft foods for the first day or two – soup, mashed potatoes, yogurt, milkshakes, applesauce, scrambled eggs, mac and cheese, etc.
  • If necessary, use over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Use orthodontic wax (you can get this at the orthodontist’s office or a drugstore) to avoid mouth sores in the first few weeks of your treatment. Use as much wax as you need to feel