When wearing braces, it’s common to experience minor discomfort from time to time. While most issues can be managed at home, persistent problems should be addressed promptly by our team to prevent further complications.

Irritation and Soreness
Adjusting to braces may cause minor irritation or soreness, especially on the lips, cheeks, and tongue. Existing mouth injuries or sores can worsen with continual contact with braces. To alleviate discomfort:

  • Stay hydrated to prevent dry mouth, which can exacerbate irritation.
  • Maintain proper oral hygiene to reduce food debris causing irritation.
  • Use orthodontic wax to cover any irritating parts of your braces.
    If discomfort persists, schedule an examination with our office for assistance.

Damaged Brackets or Wires
While braces are durable, damage like broken or loose wires or brackets can occur. While not serious, prompt correction is necessary to ensure proper function of your braces. Contact us as soon as possible to address any damage.

Mouth Injuries with Braces
Braces increase the risk of mouth injuries. It’s recommended to wear a mouthguard during physical activities to prevent lip damage. Applying non-medicinal wax to braces can also offer protection against injury.
While many complete orthodontic treatment without major issues, being aware of potential problems is crucial. If you experience pain or discomfort with braces, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for assistance.

At West Mountain Dental, we prioritize your comfort and safety throughout your orthodontic journey. Contact us today for personalized care and solutions to any orthodontic concerns you may have.

West Mountain Dental
Phone: (719) 547-8338
141 S Purcell Blvd., Suite 120
Pueblo West, CO 81007