Brace Care

Useful brace information

Are braces painful?

No! ... but the braces may feel rough to the inside of your lips and cheeks for the first week. Soft wax is provided to ease this initial discomfort. Your teeth will be tender for a few days after each appointment and you may need to take mild pain killers as you would normally for a headache.

If your brace is broken you should phone the practice for an appointment to have it repaired.


It is very important to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy during orthodontic treatment. Wearing an appliance makes this more difficult so we offer brace care kits to help you keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy during orthodontic treatment.

Dos and Don’ts

    Do clean your teeth after every time you eat.
    Do use a fluoride mouthwash at least once a day – or you can swish around the toothpaste/water in your mouth for 30-60 seconds having cleaned your teeth before spitting out.
    Do avoid hard and sticky foods eg chewing gum, they may break the brace.
    Don’t eat too many sweets or fizzy drinks – keep nibbling/sweets to meal time.
    Don’t leave your brace broken – contact the practice to get it fixed, as soon as possible.
    Don’t loose your functional/removable brace – keep it safe in your mouth or in a brace box when playing sports etc.

Videos

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Brushing

Tooth brushing in action

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Disclosing

Using disclosing tablets

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Wax

Using Brace-Eze and Wax