When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. Taking Advil or Motrin to relieve the discomfort, which ever you would normally take for a headache. Tylenol does not have an anti-inflammatory so it is less effective in relieving the discomfort.
The lips, cheeks, and tongue may also become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We’ll show you how!