Will orthodontic treatment hurt?


In general, orthodontics does not hurt. Orthodontic treatment mechanics have advanced technology over the last few 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.