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Do Braces Cause Pain?

Article by Remarkable Smiles

Do braces hurt is one of the queries that is asked the most. The brace itself does not hurt while it is worn. Your lips and cheeks may need a few days to adjust to wearing braces, though. There may be some minor discomfort experienced during brace adjustments.

An overview of what to anticipate when receiving braces is given below.

Placement Day

There won’t be any discomfort at all during brace implantation. Eating might be hard at first, but this is due mainly to the fact that it takes some time to wear the braces and learn how to chew with them. The teeth may occasionally feel more sensitive than usual.

2 Or 3 Days After The Procedure

After braces are put on, the first few days can be a little unpleasant. This is because the teeth are just starting the realignment process.

5 Days After The Procedure

Any early brace-related soreness should be gone or significantly reduced after five to seven days. Eating should be more straightforward as the teeth adapt to the braces over time.

Dealing With The Pain

Any discomfort caused by braces can be easily treated. If there are no allergies, over-the-counter painkillers and orthodontic relief wax/silicone can aid with soreness and pain when braces are put on and after orthodontic adjustment appointments. Start taking the painkiller before the soreness appears and keep doing so every several hours.

Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles want to help you get the best smile possible with little discomfort. He is an Orthodontist in Mission Viejo, serving surrounding cities, including Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine. Dr. Mark is highly experienced in all types of braces, including Invisalign, traditional metal braces, and ceramic braces.