- First Day (attachment): No pain, but slight unease may be experienced during attachment
- Days 1-5: Soreness, pain, or discomfort common. Treat
at-home with methods described above
- After Day 5: Pain should fade as your teeth
adjust to your braces
- Orthodontic visits for tightening: expect some
soreness or pain 1-3 days after treatment
- Braces removal: No pain
- Retainers: Potential soreness when a permanent
retainer is placed or as teeth adjust to removable retainers
When you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s not uncommon to experience some discomfort. This is
especially true after having your braces adjusted. However, if the pain or soreness you’re feeling doesn’t
subside, or if it gets worse, it might be a sign that you need to have your braces adjusted again.
In some cases, a part of the appliance might be loose or improperly affixed. This can cause discomfort and
may require attention from your orthodontist. Contacting your orthodontist to discuss your case is important.
They can provide advice on managing pain during braces adjustment and determine if you should come in for a
Remember, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial during your orthodontic treatment. Ensure you regularly
brush your teeth and inspect your braces for any unsecured components. If you’re using rubber bands as part of
your treatment, ensure they are properly placed to avoid unnecessary discomfort. Your orthodontist can provide
further guidance on this.
By following these steps, you can ensure a smoother and more comfortable orthodontic treatment experience.
Remember, your orthodontist is there to help you through every step of the process.