- You may experience some discomfort for a few days after placement or adjustment of your fixed brace. In such a situation any normal painkillers taken for a headache may be used to relieve the symptoms.
- After initially fitting you fixed brace you may feel that it is rubbing a little into your cheeks. Your cheeks will soon become used to the new brace but until then place small pieces of orthodontic wax over the attachments. This will be demonstrated to you.
- Speech may be slightly affected but be assured that this only lasts a few days.
- You must avoid sticky foods, such as chewing gum and toffee, which can become embedded into the appliance and lead to it detachment.
- You must limit your intake of sugary foods and fizzy drinks. Excessive consumption may likely to lead to damage of the enamel on your teeth.
- Avoid hard foods such as boiled sweets which can break the brace. Other foods such as crunchy apples and crusty breads should be cut up before eating. Otherwise you can eat normally.