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How can I help my child feel comfortable wearing metal braces?

You can help your child feel more comfortable wearing metal braces by softening hard edges. Use dental wax on metal brackets and wires that may rub against the inside of your child's mouth. Rinse your child's mouth with warm salt water to ease soreness. Remind your child that millions of children wear metal braces and an attractive smile is on the way.

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