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Are braces painful?

When braces are first fitted, they can cause irritation to the lips and cheeks, which can be painful. This will get better over time, and you will be given instructions on how to manage this. When the braces are adjusted every month, there is more discomfort. Some people experience this as pain that lasts a couple of days, while other people feel only a tightness in the teeth. Everyone is different, and it also depends how much your teeth are being moved.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 18 May 2018
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