How much do braces hurt?
If you’ve ever thought about getting braces, one of the first questions that probably popped into your mind was: How much would it hurt?
Without a doubt and without fail, that question is always on patients’ minds. So, let’s look at what you can expect and how to deal with any potential soreness or discomfort that may come along.
The actual placement of braces and appliances shouldn’t hurt. Now, you’ve probably been to the dentist, and know it’s not always comfortable having him work in your mouth. At the orthodontist, you’re mouth will be open with some cotton rolls in it, which may be a little uncomfortable but shouldn’t be painful. We don’t work with needles or drills. Rest assured, we shy away from anything that will hurt during the procedure.