Having a brace fitted is not painful. However, it is common to experience sore teeth for 3-5 days after the first fitting and each adjustment appointment with your Bupa dentist.
To prevent damage to both your teeth and fitted brace, you will need to:
- Avoid sugary drinks & food between meals and bedtime.
- Avoid chewy, hard sweets, mints and chewing gum.
- Avoid fizzy drinks and large amounts of fruit juice.
- Avoid hard or chewy foods such as apples, carrots and crusty bread.
It is important that you brush your teeth for 3 minutes, twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste. To further protect your teeth, use an alcohol-free fluoride mouth rinse daily.
It is important that you continue to have regular check-ups with your Bupa dentist throughout your orthodontic treatment so your teeth can be checked for decay.