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One of the most common concerns surrounding dental braces is whether they cause pain or discomfort during application or treatment. The truth is, getting braces applied to the teeth doesn’t cause any pain at all, so there’s no need for apprehension.
However, some individuals may experience mild soreness or discomfort after placing the braces, particularly when the orthodontic wire is engaged into the brackets. This discomfort typically lasts for a few days and can be managed effectively.

  • Placement Day: Braces application is painless; the initial adjustment period may include mild discomfort.
  • Two Days After Placement: Slight discomfort due to pressure from archwire and elastic bands; relief wax and over-the-counter pain relievers can help.
  • Five Days After Placement: Discomfort should subside entirely; gradual adaptation to braces allows for resumed normal eating.
  • Orthodontic Appointments: Regular adjustments may cause temporary discomfort, but they can be managed with pain relievers and relief wax.
  • Dealing with Discomfort: Over-the-counter medication, relief wax, and chewing sugar-free gum can alleviate soreness and encourage the alignment process.

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