If your teeth are sore after a visit, take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. A warm wash cloth, heating pad or warm salt water rinses may also help reduce the soreness in your jaws without medication.
If your braces cause irritation, try moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire will not move, cover the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol.
If the main wire or a bracket comes loose, the first thing you should do is call our office to see if the bracket needs to be re-fitted. If you have a situation where you must cut the wire or slide a bracket off the wire, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol, and please call our office on the next business day to schedule a emergency orthodontist appointment at our Northwest or Southwest office locations.
If a separator comes out, call our office to see if it needs to be replaced. Losing a separator during treatment is common. Trust Hansen Orthodontics in Las Vegas NV to install them professionally.