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What are some easy ways to relieve sore mouth due to braces?
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Advil (ibuprofen) or wax
If the teeth are sore after adjustment of the appliances, advil (ibuprofen) and soft diet are the best options.
If the appliances are rubbing on the lips and cheeks, ask your orthodontist for wax. It is a soft wax that you can put on the appliances to prevent sharp edges from irritating the tissues.

In brief: Advil (ibuprofen) or wax
If the teeth are sore after adjustment of the appliances, advil (ibuprofen) and soft diet are the best options.
If the appliances are rubbing on the lips and cheeks, ask your orthodontist for wax. It is a soft wax that you can put on the appliances to prevent sharp edges from irritating the tissues.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Give it time
In the meantime: 1.
Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot.

In brief: Give it time
In the meantime: 1.
Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
In brief: Brace soarness
Recent research studies have shown that sugar free chewing gum helps people get over soarness from braces faster. The chewing action helps the blood flow better in and around the teeth thus decreasing the soarness.

In brief: Brace soarness
Recent research studies have shown that sugar free chewing gum helps people get over soarness from braces faster. The chewing action helps the blood flow better in and around the teeth thus decreasing the soarness.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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