Congrats! You finally got your braces put on! As imagined, it probably feels a little strange as your mouth adapts to the feel of the braces.  If you need to, feel free to use the wax that we gave you. Some patients like to put a piece of wax on the braces if the wires are hurting their cheeks. 

Here’s what to expect: By tonight, your mouth will probably start to feel a bit sore. Over the next few days, eat relatively soft food until the soreness goes away. You can also take ibuprofen until the soreness is gone. 

Please don’t hesitate to call us at the office if you have any questions!