There are several ways in which you can go ahead and learn How to handle Braces Pain. The first thing for you to need to do is to go ahead and ask your dentist about their recommendations. Listen and make a note of the suggestions and follow them through perfectly. This is certainly one of the best ways to ensure that you do have the least amount of pain and are ending up doing the right things. There will be a lot of hearsay about what to do right to alleviate pain but you won’t have a guarantee that this will work.

The first thing to do is to have a painkiller an hour before your dental appointment. Ask the dentist to give you the right name of the painkiller and take it an hour before you visit them. This will numb any kind of pain and discomfort that you might have encountered. Also, you can ask the dentist about the kind of foods that are right to eat with your braces on. If you want the braces treatment to work effectively for you, then the first thing that you need to do is to follow the right kind of diet. Make sure that you don’t eat the foodstuff that is going to be harsh on your braces such as corn, carrots, chewing gum, nuts and so on. Anything hard that you need to bite on and chew hard is going to be detrimental for your braces.

If you go on to do all the right things, then it is going to be quite easy a task for you to erase the pain caused by braces. This will ensure that you are able to get your teeth in line and a fantastic smile to enhance your appearance, without a whole lot of pain and discomfort added to it.

There are quite a few products in the market that can help you relieve the pain of braces. What you do need to do is to consult your dentist about the recommendation for the right kind of medication. There are also special kind of gels and pain relieving mouth washes and rinses for sensitive teeth that when used will certainly reduce or drive away the pain linked with braces.

The other simple things you could try to get rid of braces and the pain is to eat food that is sot. Hard food seems so aggravate the pain and discomfort. You can boil vegetables and eat them rather than have anything hard and uncooked.
The other thing to keep in mind is that the toothbrush that you use needs to have soft bristles so as not to disturb the area around the braces. A soft toothbrush can go a long way in making the pain of the braces vanish.

The other factor is to protect your braces and do exactly what your dentist recommends you to do. This will allow you to be pain free with your braces on.

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  • ele

    ele 20 - June - 2012, at 04:58 AM

  • Dr.Ritz Thank you so much. I was in pain for about 2-3 weeks and I'm feeling much better now!

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 05 - May - 2012, at 01:24 AM

  • Ele, try taking drinkable ibuprofen Drink smoothies- they taste good and they are cold, so it soothes ur teeth Dont eat anything that is hard at all as it will hurt really bad. Try jelly, pudding, chocolate milk, or anything else that is soft. The pain will probably go away in a few days

  • ele

    ele 04 - May - 2012, at 09:57 AM

  • My bottom braces hurt like hell. I can't even eat or drink water. I tried to sleep just to feel better and I couldn't. I took a painkiller and ... nothing! Now , I put ice in my mouth and I feel better.

  • dr ritz

    dr ritz 28 - September - 2011, at 03:32 AM

  • Saysay, it is normal to have pain after braces treatment. You can take some pain med after consulting your orthodontist for pain. you can try some smoothies or ice creams which will reduce the pain. You can use pain relieving mouth washes and gels. Don't take hard crusted foods and take soft foods. Pain will regress in few days. If mucosa is getting irritated because of braces, you can use orthodontic wax for it. Maintain good oral hygiene to avoid any deposits which can further aggravate the pain.

  • saysay

    saysay 28 - September - 2011, at 02:51 AM

  • My bottom braces hurt like heck. None of the above helped me at all. I couldn't sleep through the night. Braces suck

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