Braces problems? Who you gonna call?
The video above by bracesquestions.com outlines most of the common problems with braces. Take some time to watch it. It will likely answer why you are here.
- Don’t stress – There are very few true orthodontic emergencies, most can wait.
- Have you tried putting wax on it? – What is wax? See below
- Still, no luck, give us a call, email, facebook msg whatever you like.
- HELP I AM FREAKING OUT, IT IS OUTSIDE NORMAL HOURS – Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
Prevention is always better then cure. Always use common sense.
There may be some mild discomfort and tenderness for the first few days while your mouth adjusts to the braces. This is normal and does not usually last for more than a few days. The skin on the inside of the lips and cheeks will thicken up and everything will soon feel better.
If you are concerned, taken some Paracetamol before you get home so you feel fine for the remainder the day. Everybody is different in our experience with some patients with no problems at all, others may take a little longer to get used to it all. One thing is certain, any discomfort will settle down.
Wax, what is that?
You will be provided with orthodontic wax. This is a sticky wax that can be pinched off into small pieces. Use the was wherever there is a problem. It may be a sharp edge, a pokey wire or even a loose brace. Regardless of the problem, use wax. 99% of problems can be solved by wax until your next appointment. If the wax is just not helping, let us know and we can see you.
99% of problems can be solved by wax until your next appointment.