Congratulations on your new braces! Life with braces can bring a few challenges. It may take a couple of weeks until you really feel comfortable but you will adjust to them. Below are some common issues patients have had as well as simple quick fixes. If these fixes don’t help, if something breaks, or you feel you are experiencing anything abnormal, then please do not hesitate to call our office to schedule a time so that we can make it better.


General Soreness


Mouth Sores


Irritation of Lips and Cheeks


Food Caught Between Teeth and/or Behind Braces


A Color (or Clear) Tie is Missing


What To Do If A Brace Comes Loose


One of the Wires is Loose and may be Poking My Cheek


Playing Sports with Braces