How to reduce pain when wearing braces?

By: Smileway Dental

Dental braces is a treatment to correct crowded or crooked teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also aiming to improve dental health.

Braces also can fix many problems like gap, underbites, overbites, open bites, deep bite, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. However, during this treatment some people might feel slightly uncomfortable.

How to reduce the pain?

  1. Orthodontic Wax

 This is a special wax that protects the inside of your lips and cheeks and your gums from the brackets of the braces. The wax creates a barrier that keeps the sharp ends of the brackets from irritating your mouth

  1. Good Dental Hygiene

 We need to keep our teeth and bracket clean to avoid tooth decay and gum inflammation. Food will get stuck on the brackets and wires so you need to clean them thoroughly too. It is advisable to use a superfloss or an interdental brush to clean areas in between the teeth and around the metal brackets.

  1. Rinse with Salt Water

Constant rubbing from the metal wires can result in sores. Rinse with a warm salt water helps alleviate discomfort and will help prevent any potential infection.

  1. Softer Foods

Choose softer foods and drinks, such as smoothies, yogurt, soups, and mashed potatoes, especially for the first week. After the pain subsides, you can resume your normal eating habit.

  1. Take medication if needed

Get some painkillers to come in handy only if the pain could not be tolerated, which rarely happens. Over-the-counter painkillers, such as mefanemic acid and ibuprofen helps.

These are some of the steps you can take to have a stronger and healthier tooth. After all, we all want to make sure we are problem free and we can enjoy our life and food for many years. In Smileway Dental Clinic USJ and Smileway Dental Clinic Setapak we take care of your smile because we believe in “Creating Smiles That Matters” in your life. Take care everyone.

Share This article

Sven Hasse
Sven Hasse
2022-10-27
I can say from my own experience as a doctor, they are good. Appointments are kinda hard to get. Do you know why? You get what you want and what you need. Most likely you’ll leave the clinic with a smile on your face.
Beep Polite
Beep Polite
2022-10-15
Doctor is caring!
Fazz Abdullah
Fazz Abdullah
2022-10-05
SmileWay Usj 21 Subang Jaya. Dr & Staff was so gentle and professional. I’m was scare if talk about scaling.. but its not painful at all. Will visit next time for my teeth problem. Chaiyok✨✨
Oswin Chin
Oswin Chin
2022-08-20
Zheng Koon Chua
Zheng Koon Chua
2022-08-19
Dr Edwin is very patient to kids. He can slowly talk and confort the kids to prevent them from fear of removing extra teeth. And there is sticker for kids after complete it. What we like is the teeth keeper hanger for kid. It really cute.
Eng Jing Yee
Eng Jing Yee
2022-08-06
Good service !!
pastor David Emmanuel
pastor David Emmanuel
2022-08-03
I have been there and see dr Edwin, he is such a gentleman and explain me very clearly about my treatment. I recommend all of my friends to go and get your treatment here. Nurses are very polite and helpful ❤️
shaha poran
shaha poran
2022-08-01
Nice environment and good service
Bee Chin Wong
Bee Chin Wong
2022-08-01
Lim Jimmy
Lim Jimmy
2022-07-31
Definitely my best dental experience with Dr.Jon Low whose by far is one of the most attentive and gentle dental doctor. His approach to dental care is immaculate and he pays the most attention to the finest detail. I’ve been a regular patient of his for the past 7 yrs alongside my entire family and we are pleased and proud to introduce and recognize him for his expertise. The entire team at Smileway Clinic is friendly and professional and overal the BEST dental clinic in Subang Jaya.

Know How

Dental Advice

Reach us on WhatsApp
1