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Orthodontic treatment is extremely beneficial, especially because it can give you the smile of your dreams. Unfortunately, during your orthodontic journey you might feel a little discomfort. This is most common after your adjustment appointments. However, there are ways you can relieve the discomfort and have a positive and pain-free orthodontic experience. Dr. Robert Morrison and our orthodontic team are happy to give you those tips!

First, swish with warm water. The warmth can comfort your mouth. Second, only eat soft foods. It’s best to eat foods like yogurt, soup, and mashed potatoes. Third, take over-the-counter pain relievers, like ibuprofen and Tylenol, as needed. This can reduce the swelling and dull the discomfort. Fourth, chew as frequent as possible. Chewing can help your teeth adapt to the new pressure. Fifth, call our dental team and schedule an appointment if the pain lasts longer than three days.

For more information and help on how to relieve discomfort when you have braces in Chincoteague Island, Virginia, please call Morrison Dental Group at 757-336-1260 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to assist you in any way we can, and we are happy to give you the tips and details you need to have a pain-free smile!