Braces problems

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What to do with Braces problems?

The video above by outlines most of the common problems with braces. Take some time to watch it. It will likely answer why you are here.

  1. Don’t stress – There are very few true orthodontic emergencies, most can wait, and usually have little bearing of treatment time and progress.
  2. Have you tried putting wax on it? – What is wax? See below.
  3. Still, no luck, give us a website message, email or call.

Prevention is always better than cure. Always use common sense.

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.

This happens as the teeth move, and wire can poke brom the back teeth. Use was as above, or try and cut the wire with clean/new nail clippers. The video demonstrates it. Do not be concerned about damaging anything. Your orthodontist will sort things out at your next appointment. 

There may be some mild discomfort and tenderness for the first few days while your mouth adjusts to the braces, or after a significant adjustment. 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 with time. If still 


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