Will it be painful?
It may feel strange and uncomfortable for the first 3-5 days. If necessary take painkillers as you would for a headache (do not exceed recommended dose as stated on the packet). If the brace rubs excessively please ring us and we will advise if you need to come and see us. Please continue to wear the brace if possible.
How do I keep it clean?
You will be given instructions when the brace is fitted. Take your brace out when you clean your teeth, which should be at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. When you remove the brace for teeth cleaning also carefully brush and rinse the brace, taking care not to bend the wires. If possible take a toothbrush to school so you can clean your brace and teeth after lunch.
Do I keep my brace in for eating?
Generally speaking, yes. You will be given instructions when the brace is fitted. if you are unsure please ring us.
Will the brace affect my speech?
It is common to have a slight lisp when the brace is first fitted. To overcome this you must keep the brace in your mouth to allow the tongue to adapt. Keep talking and you will soon be speaking normally again.
How often will I have to be seen?
About every 8 weeks.
What do I do if my brace breaks or I loose it?
Please ring us and we will make any additional required appointments. Please be aware there may be a charge for a repair or replacement appliance.