super cool asked in HealthDental · 8 years ago

how to reduce pain from rubberbands?

I got rubber-bands yesterday and they hurt like hell. I couldn't sleep last night. I tried sucking on ice and it doesn't help. It only hurts when i put them on when i take them off they hurt. My rubber-bands are 1/4 (6.4mm).

2 Answers

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    You can try using whatever you would take for a headache ~ Motrin, Tylenol, Advil.

    The rubber bands are moving your teeth in a way they haven't been moved before. It's only the second day. You need a few days for your teeth to get used to them.

    Source(s): Orthodontic assistant with over 30 years of experience.
  • 8 years ago

    Yup, take tylenol

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