The first thing for you to realize it is quite common when you are new to braces to see the gums swollen. This could be the result of a gum infection
. The first thing to do is to ensure that your teeth are perfectly clean of all tartar
and plaque before you go ahead and have the braces put on. Ensure that you have an appointment with the dentist
who will clean your teeth thoroughly of all plaque and tartar. Once that is done you need to ensure that you do brush and floss well so as to make certain that teeth and gums have no thriving bacteria on them.
Gum swelling need not be only because of the braces but other factors as well. It could even result from hormonal
fluctuation and therefore, if the gum swelling persists it’s a good idea to rule all of these out.