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Unhappy Ouch. - September 10th 2010, 09:55 PM

I just got braces put on this morning, and my mouth hurts like hell right now. One area of the wire is curved around the tooth, and it makes me want to cry it hurts so bad. I've taken two advil every four hours since I got the wires put in, but the tooth won't stop hurting. I've taken extra-strength pain killers, and it still hurts like hell.

What do I do to make it stop hurting? My orthodontist said that it's alright!

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Re: Ouch. - September 11th 2010, 01:30 AM

I had the same problem when I got braces when I was about twelve. I understand how much it hurts.

There's this stuff I used... I forgot what it is called, but it's like gel stuff you apply to your tooth and gum surrounding it. It completely makes it feel better. Try looking at a store where you live and ask an employee if they have that? There's also this GUM & MOUTH stuff. It's like a paste you put on and waxy stuff over it (over the wire in your case). It helps (REALLY helps) relieve pain after you get braces, expanders, ect. I always liked putting a bad of ice wrapped in a towel over my jaw (outside of your mouth) and that also helped as well.

If everything else fails, be assured that the pain will lessen pretty soon. You'll get used to them and it will stop hurting before you know it.

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Re: Ouch. - September 11th 2010, 09:47 AM

Hey there,

Your best bet is wax, lots and lots of it, and you can even get flavoured wax to stop rubbing. OR. You can get cream that numbs your mouth (what they use for babies teething).Try sucking or chewing on ice for the moment. This pain will pass pretty quickly, and then you'll only remember you have braces when they're tightened!

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Re: Ouch. - September 11th 2010, 09:58 AM

I used to have braces as well and they were so annoying to have! I was so reliefed to have them removed.
In Australia, I used a product called Bonjela which helped relieved the pain in my mouth. I'm not sure if they sell it other countries but Bonjela helped a lot for me.

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Re: Ouch. - September 11th 2010, 12:17 PM

They'll take a few days to settle in, but they are going to hurt. And each time they're tightened, they'll hurt a bit more. The braces are moving the teeths position, so it's going to be painful for your gums, and it's going to ache a bit. Continue taking your painkillers, and you can get wax to put on the braces if they're rubbing on the inside of your mouth.

There's not much else you can do. It is going to hurt. But that's just the price you have to pay to get perfect, straight teeth! It'll be worth it in the end.

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Re: Ouch. - September 11th 2010, 04:40 PM

Hey there,

I can totally understand the type of pain you're in, it's completely not fun. The pain starts to subside after a week or two. Keep taking the painkillers, also try out wax and Orajel. Orajel definitely helps loads, I always carried around some when I had braces. Sucking on ice and popsicles are good. Anything cold. Avoid any really hard foods, like apples. I hope the pain eases up soon!

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