Although there is some pain associated with having braces, recent technologies have made the process very gentle, and many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by the level of comfort they experience with their braces.
Braces are placed on the teeth using a bonding process that is painless. Therefore, braces do not hurt when they are placed.
Your teeth will, however, feel “achy” and sore for 1-3 days after appointments at which adjustments are made to your braces. Don’t worry, this is normal! Adjustments usually take place every 6-8 weeks.