Are First Applied
Getting braces put on does not usually hurt. The process of getting your braces put on is called “bonding”: this is because the brackets are bonded to each tooth using a special medical-grade glue. A metal archwire is connected to bands or tubes on the back teeth and secured to the brackets.
The bonding process itself is not painful. You might experience some discomfort when the orthodontist and assistants adjust the appliance in your mouth, and many people find that the glue tastes bad, but the feeling of the brackets bonding shouldn’t cause any pain.
The procedure takes about 1-2 hours, and you’ll leave the office with instructions for care and some tools to help you with any discomfort at home.