Having braces can result in beautiful and straight teeth, but there’s no denying that wearing braces can be uncomfortable. People with braces can experience particular discomfort each time your orthodontist makes adjustments to the metal band that extends across your teeth. Just keep in mind that each adjustment is a step towards straighter teeth. If your braces are adjusted you may feel some discomfort around your teeth and gums due to the brace wire being tightened to encourage your teeth to shift.
The pain is normal and temporary and will result in a gorgeous smile! But, the good news is there are a variety of effective ways to deal with this pain. Here are some suggestions.
Cold food & drinks
Over-the-counter pain medication
A sore mouth is like many other injuries, applying a cold compress to the area of discomfort can be an effective way of combating pain. If you place an ice pack or a gel-ice pack outside your mouth, it can help to decrease inflammation and ultimately help to relieve the oral discomfort. You can also use frozen vegetables if you don’t have an ice pack.