For those of you who have had or are currently in treatment with braces, you should know exactly what I am talking about. The discomfort of wearing braces. Most people would assume it is worse than it actually is. Yes, the first week was not enjoyable. Any drastic change to your mouth with metal, one would not assume to be enjoyable. However, after the 1 week, things settle down and get better. Eventually, you forget you have braces!
What I want to talk about today are the little discomforts that come up because of the braces once in a while. The cuts that happen in your mouth caused by the metal rubbing against your inner lips or cheeks. Below is a picture of a cut that I have gotten a couple of times. If you look carefully, it is present on my inner bottom lip and caused by the braces.
|Cut from braces|
|Wax on top of braces|
|Dental wax for braces|