Addressing Common Braces Issues: Your Guide to Relief | 17601 Orthodontist

Orthodontist in Lancaster County

Braces from Weibel Orthodontics, PC are a reliable solution for correcting teeth alignment, but occasionally, patients may encounter minor discomfort or issues. To assist you, we’ve compiled a helpful guide on how to manage some common concerns you might experience during your orthodontic journey in Lancaster County.

Managing Discomfort It’s common to experience mild discomfort for the first few days after getting braces or after adjustments. Stick to a soft diet and rinse your mouth with warm salt water for relief. If discomfort persists beyond the first week, reach out to our office for guidance.

Dealing with Food Debris Adapting to eating with braces can take some time, and it’s normal for food to get caught between teeth. Use dental floss, creating a small knot for better effectiveness. Additionally, consider using small toothbrushes or interdental cleaners to clear out gaps between teeth and brackets. Exercise caution when using toothpicks around brace wires.

Alleviating Mouth Irritation Brackets and wires may rub against your lips or inner cheeks, causing irritation. Non-medicinal relief wax can be applied over the problematic areas to enhance comfort while eating and speaking. This wax is safe if accidentally ingested.

Handling Protruding Wires Occasionally, wires may shift and protrude into your mouth. Gently push the wire back into place against your teeth using a cotton swab or clean pencil eraser. Inform our team about this issue during your next visit for proper adjustment.

Addressing Loose Components Any loosening of braces components should be examined by our team promptly. Avoid hard, crunchy foods and use a mouthguard during contact sports to prevent loosening. If any part of your braces becomes dislodged, save it and bring it to our office.

Adjusting to braces takes time, so always keep non-medicinal relief wax on hand for any discomfort. Avoid sticky, hard, and crunchy foods to keep your braces secure. Remember to brush thoroughly after meals to remove any trapped food particles.

For any questions or concerns about your braces, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. We’re here to ensure your orthodontic journey is as comfortable and effective as possible.

Weibel Orthodontics of Lancaster County
Phone: 717-898-0220
3019 Marietta Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603