Will Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?
In general, orthodontics does not hurt. Orthodontic treatment mechanics have advanced technology over the years. With the introduction of new high-tech wires, smaller braces, innovative accessories, and stress of preventive/interceptive treatments, it makes today’s orthodontic treatment fairly comfortable. We do not use any anesthetic injections for any of the procedures.
As a rule, braces can cause a little discomfort initially until you get used to them. Also, teeth can get a little sore a day after every adjustment appointment, but they are not painful. This annoyance can be relieved easily with over-the-counter pain relievers, if needed, such as Tylenol or Advil. Most of our patients do not need to take any pain relievers.