Do your braces or clear aligners hurt? Here are some helpful tips to ease the pain.

“Hang in there.”

“Think about what your smile will look like when it’s all over.”

You’ve probably heard these encouraging words from your orthodontist, parents, siblings or friends during those times when the journey to your new smile becomes painful. It’s great to have supporters, but it still doesn’t remove the pain and discomfort you may experience after getting your braces tightened or after switching to a new aligner.

Lucky for you, there’s good news and then there’s even better news to help with the soreness.

The good news is that you can find relief from the pain. Oral anesthetics, over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs are all quick-fix solutions for pain relief that you can pick up at a grocery store.

The even better news is that there’s technology that can help provide relief to your teeth and gums: AcceleDent. In addition to speeding up tooth movement by as much as 50 percent AcceleDent relieves discomfort experienced during treatment.  It’s safe and gentle, like a little massage for your mouth!  Oh, and yes, AcceleDent helps you achieve your smile goals faster!

All you have to do is put the device in your mouth like you would a mouth guard and power it on for 20 minutes daily. You can plan to use AcceleDent right after your ortho appointment or immediately after switching aligners. AcceleDent’s gentle vibrations can help soothe the soreness. (Find an orthodontist who offers this clinically proven technology)

Don’t give up on your doctor’s treatment plan. Remember that the process is necessary to ensuring that you have the healthy, beautiful smile you want in your next selfie.

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