How to Sleep Soundly at Night After a Braces Adjustment

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“No pain, no gain” - this is the motto behind every person wearing braces in Coral Springs. Wearing braces can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially after an adjustment.

The pain is caused by the pressure exerted by the wires. The force is necessary to correct teeth misalignment, so if you plan to wear braces, you have to learn how to deal with the minor discomfort and pressure. Don’t worry, as the pain is tolerable and can be managed. If you are anxious that you’ll lose sleep over it, here are a few tips that can help.

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How to Sleep Soundly with Braces   

Don’t Forget Your Oral Care Routine

People wearing braces are more prone to experience tooth decay and gum disease because braces make it more challenging to clean your teeth. Therefore, it’s crucial that you brush and floss your teeth diligently to avoid oral health problems from developing. The last thing you want is to suffer from tooth pain and tender gums.

Over-the-Counter Pain Medications

Don’t be afraid to take over-the-counter painkillers as long as you follow your dentist’s prescribed dosage. If the pain interferes with your sleep, especially during the first few days following adjustment, we recommend you take pain medications like Tylenol. Don’t take NSAIDs because studies show that these meds may potentially slow down your teeth’s movement.  

female patient getting her braces in Coral Springs adjusted

Do You Need More Tips on Living with Braces in Coral Springs?   

If you want to learn more about braces, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. At TLC Dental, we are committed to helping you improve your oral health and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed about. We offer different types of orthodontic treatment to suit your lifestyle, budget, and preference. Should you wish to book an appointment, click here to request a reservation.

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