Do Braces Hurt?

One of the most common questions we are asked is “do braces hurt?”

Some patients experience a little bit of soreness after their first appointment when the braces are placed or after an adjustment appointment.  Typically a patient may experience a mild achy pressure within the first few days, but it will get better very quickly.

Here are a few things to help minimize the discomfort..

  1. Plan meals with soft food after you start treatment or after an adjustment appt.  Mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, scrambled eggs, yogurt, and soup are just a few options.
  2. Don’t be afraid to use the wax provided to you.
  3. Swish with luke warm salt water
  4. Don’t pick at your braces, and be sure to practice great oral hygiene

Most importantly, just remember its all going to be very worth it and do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions..