There might be a general soreness in the mouth for the first couple of days after you get your braces or sometimes after an appointment. Typically it is not anything that should keep you from your day to day activities although; you may not feel like having a big dinner that evening. This discomfort can usually be relieved by rinsing the mouth with a warm salt water mouthwash. – dissolve 1tsp of salt in 8 ounces of warm water and rinse vigorously.
If the discomfort is more severe and does not go away after rinsing, you can also try taking whatever you normally take for pain. It is not uncommon for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to become irritated, they will toughen and become used to the braces in time. You will be given wax that can cover the braces to lessen any irritation. If you need additional wax, please let us know!