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Adjustment appointments are necessary when aligning your smile. Unfortunately, there are times when you might feel a little pain and discomfort. This is normal because it is a sign that your teeth are moving. To help you get through the discomfort, Dr. James B. Macomson and our orthodontic team are happy to give you some helpful tips and information.

First, chew as often as possible. Chewing can help your teeth quickly adapt to the new pressure. Second, make sure to eat soft foods. Eating hard foods can make the pain worse. Third, take over-the-counter pain relievers as necessary. This can dull the discomfort and reduce swelling. Fourth, rinse your mouth with warm water. The warmth can comfort your oral tissues and tooth nerves. Fifth, call James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA and tell our team if the pain lasts longer than three days.

Would you like to learn more about how to relieve discomfort when you have braces in Gastonia, North Carolina? If so, please call James B. Macomson, DDS, MSO, PA at 704-867-3667 as soon as you can. Our orthodontic team is more than happy to give you the tips and information you need so you can have the best orthodontic experience possible.