Tooth and gum pain with braces on. What should I do?

Manual Brush +. 1) use a soft manual toothbrush. 2) place the brush where the teeth and the gum join together. 3) move the brush in circles. 4) do all teeth this way on the face side and the tongue side. 5) follow up with a water pik spraying water in circles same places.
Not unusal. You should see the dentist who is doing your orthodontics to make sure this is normal.

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