WHAT TO EXPECT
When your brace is fitted it will take a little time to get used to it. As the teeth begin to move they may ache. Tightness and pressure are to be expected, this is merely a sign that your teeth are moving and your brace is doing its job. Normal painkillers should be taken and this discomfort will ease after few days.
The brace may rub and annoy the inside of your mouth. Everyone is given orthodontic wax; this will become your new best friend….simply tear a bit off, soften it between your fingers and stick it onto the offending bracket. If you’re out of wax sugar free Chewing gum can be a good alternative.