Home Care for Braces
Check braces once a week for anything loose or bent. If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office so that we can arrange an appointment long enough to repair it. When explaining what has happened, be as specific as possible with the receptionist. If you lose your rubber bands, call us so we can mail you some more or drop by the office and pick some up.
Taking Care of Your Braces
Congratulations on your new braces! Review this video to learn how to take care of your braces at home, which will help to minimize treatment time.
How Braces Work
This is the video we show during our consultations to familiarize you with how braces work and how to take care of them.
Home Care for Sore Teeth
After braces are placed in the mouth it is normal for the teeth to be sore for about 2 or 3 days. Tylenol or Advil will help relieve this discomfort.
Some irritation to the cheeks and tongue is normal, but if you feel anything sharp is poking you or any sores are developing, please call our office at: