If you are prone to mouth sores, braces might make the sores even more painful than usual. One possible way to find relief is by using a cotton swab to apply an oral analgesic directly to the areas that hurt.
Hopefully, you will make it through this period of social distancing without any major orthodontic problems. However, if you do encounter an issue, do not hesitate to reach out to your orthodontist. They are ready to help!
About the Author
Dr. Xing Zhu is the on-staff orthodontist at First Line Dental. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of the Dental Medicine. Although First Line Dental is currently closed, Dr. Zhu is working with partner practices to provide emergency care for patients. If you have concerns about your orthodontic treatment, you can reach our team by calling 860-327-5990 and following the emergency prompts.