Many of us dream of becoming movie stars. Unfortunately, many of us will never have that opportunity. Even so, there is no reason why you can’t have a movie star smile. Modern braces are as quick and painless as ever. Sure, there will still be some discomfort, but it will be well worth it.
Plus, there are a number of things that you can do to make wearing braces more manageable. In this video, you will learn some of these tricks.
The first trick is to take Tylenol instead of Aspirin if your teeth are aching. You want to avoid Aspirin because it reduces the swelling. This is bad because this actually slows the process and can prolong the pain. On the other hand, Tylenol dulls the pain without reducing the swelling. This gives you the best of both worlds.
While your orthodontist will tell you to avoid chewing gum because it can get stuck in your braces, this may not be the case in every scenario. If you chew sugar-free gum while your jaw aches, you can actually relieve some of the pressure. Just chew slowly and carefully to avoid pulling a brace off the bracket. Also make sure that it is sugar-free gum so that sugar does not grow bacteria in between your braces.