Home care instructions


What should I expect after getting my braces?

After the initial placement of braces or following an adjustment, the teeth may be tender for a couple of days up to two weeks. This is not abnormal and will improve with time. An over-the-counter pain reliever such as Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be helpful in alleviating this initial soreness. Dr. Hodges usually recommended ibuprofen as the better of the two.

Soft foods will feel better to eat these first few days (such as pasta, baked potatoes, soups, etc.)