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First Days with Braces

While putting on braces is a long appointment, it doesn't hurt. The first several days of braces will be the toughest. The good news is once you make it through the first few days, it gets easier as your mouth gets used to the braces. Taking regular dosages of ibuprofen, using wax for anything that pokes, massaging you gums with a tooth brush, and sticking to a soft diet is the secret to your success.

We ask our patients at their second appointment how they did with their braces. Some common responses we have heard are: I was sore for a few days, and then it was fine and a little bit sore, but no big deal.

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