Sometimes the movement of teeth can be accompanied by tenderness, especially after braces are placed or adjusted. For minor soreness, you can use your regular over-the-counter pain reliever.
Occasionally during orthodontic treatment, you will get a loose bracket, band or a poking wire. These are minor problems that can occur as you are advancing through treatment. At Lampros & Reopelle Orthodontics, we suggest that you leave your appliance or braces as is and schedule an appointment to see us as soon as possible. If a poking wire is irritating the inside of your mouth, you can apply wax over this area until we see you. Be sure to bring any parts that have detached with you to the visit so that we can reattach them as necessary.