Congratulations on becoming a brace face! Your teeth are now on the way to being beautifully straight! 

What should you expect after the brace has been fitted? 

The day of the brace fit you may find yourself with a bit of a lisp. This will stop after a few days, don’t worry it’s not permanent. 

Your teeth will be a little tender. Think pressing on a bruise.This is perfectly normal as your teeth are now starting to move. Keep some paracetamol handy just incase. You should notice this easing after a few days. 

It will take you a few days to get used to the brace, after all this is something totally new to your mouth. You may experience some ulcers, again this is normal. A bit ulcer gel and some wax to go over the brackets and you’ll be right as rain. 

Sometimes a bite blocks will be placed. This is a bit of dental cement that goes on to the biting surface of your back teeth. We place these to make sure you do not bite on to the brace and damage them. This can take a few days to get used to. 

A bracket has fallen off! Oh no! Don’t worry. Give us a ring and we will get it stuck back on for you. 

Like anything, something new on your teeth will take some getting used too. Just think how beautiful your teeth will look after! Everything will settle and you will be used to wearing them in no time. You may find the brace annoying at times