Home Remedies for Braces
After braces are placed in the mouth it is normal for the teeth to be sore for about 3 or 4 days. Tylenol or Advil will help relieve this discomfort. Some irritation to the cheeks and tongue is normal, but if you feel anything sharp is poking you or any sores are developing, please call our office at (858) 755-9990 or use our App below to easily email us a photo of the problem.
Check braces once a week for anything loose or bent. If a bracket or band comes loose or you break a wire, please call our office right away at (858) 755-9990 so we can arrange an appointment long enough to repair it. Try to explain what has happened and be as specific as possible with the receptionist.
Lost Elastics or Broken Hooks
If you lose your rubber bands, call us so we can mail you some more or drop by the office and pick some up. If your elastics break frequently or a hook breaks off — call our office immediately at (858) 755-9990. Don’t wait until your next appointment. These problems need to be corrected as soon as possible to keep your treatment on track.
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Torrey Pines Orthodontics
Address: 12264 El Camino Real, Suite 109, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (858) 755-9990