Pain may be felt in the first 24 hours after bracesa are attached. After 72 hours you start to get used to your braces and wires. If you still feel pain, you can take painkillers under the guidance of your doctor. It is normal to have a headache for the first week. Give yourself time in order to get used to appliances in your mouth.
In the early days, wires and braces could create a number of injuries in the mouth or on the lip edges. These are normal. You can stick the wire or brackets on the wire or bracket to prevent wounds that can occur in the areas where the wire or bracket touches your mouth, by bringing your wax material (like a putty rounding a pea grain into shape) that your doctor will give you. You should take it out when you are eating something and repeat this action for a few times for each meal. Your wounds can be healed within a few days.
If you eat hard foods, the brackets will move from their places and you should see your orthodontist without losing time in such a case. If one of rubbers comes out from braces, you can show your orthodontist at the next appointment.
Patients can complete their orthodontic treatments very successfully as long as they pay attention to all these aspects. The patients who will start the orthodontic treatment must first act with teamwork consciousness and follow the instructions given during the treatment. This issue is important for the healthy progress of the treatment.
The orthodontic appliances attached during the orthodontic treatment are tissue-friend. Nickel or titanium is used as material. Allergic bodies should be tested towards to metals before orthodontic treatment starts and the results should be shared with the orthodontist.
The issues to be noticed after the start of orthodontic treatment and after the wires are attached:
- Oral care and hygiene should be given two times more importance than without braces.
- Avoid hard, sticky, and acidic foods, and do not eat by biting.
– An intraoral protective device should be worn to protect the teeth and brackets while doing sports.
There is no restriction on eating or drinking thanks to the titanium wires that have been used recently. Sticky materials such as chewing gum sticks to the teeth and causes them to move or come out.