Dental Braces or brackets are small attachments with a square or round surface placed on the tooth surface using cement during orthodontic treatment.
Since orthodontic treatment is an intensive treatment which forces your teeth to change their position that sometimes can lead to a little pain. This pain can happen for different reasons and here we are going to explain some of them.
First week when your teeth braces are applied and after each activation– This happens because another force is applied to the teeth other then the normal ones that are applied everyday, when eating, talking, etc. In order to cause movement of the teeth, an important force should be applied and that causes pressure to the tissues around the teeth, so in the first days you might feel some discomfort. But it also depends on the kind of problem you are treating. If you are going to treat some slight problem maybe you won’t feel any pain at all. This kind of pain is only temporary and the only thing that you can do is to take some Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Sores or ulceration of gums, lips or cheeks– This usually happens in the first days because these soft tissues are not yet used to the roughness of the braces and this causes irritation. To minimize the irritation take care of your oral hygiene and use mouthwash, so bacteria won’t cause more irritation on these sores. A home remedy for (more…)