I have a wire poking my cheek, what should I do?

If it is sticking out the back of the tube too far, you can push on it with a pencil eraser and it may slide back into the tube. You can also cut it with a fingernail clipper or call the office and we will schedule an appointment for you.

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Do I need a special mouthguard for sports with braces?

Hockey and football require full mouthguards. If you use the boil and mold type, do not suck in on them when you fit them to your mouth; heat them up and let them set in your mouth. For basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, and teens we have plastic...

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Does it hurt to have braces?

It does not hurt at all to have braces put on your teeth. You may experience some soreness the first few days you have them on because your teeth are starting to move. If they are sore, treat it like a headache with ibuprofin, tylenol, or aspirin.

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