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Does Getting Braces Hurt?

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Christopher Adam Profile
You should not find it painful at all when your orthodontist inserts and places braces into your mouth. Some people do, however, feel some discomfort several hours after the braces have been placed on the teeth, although it should not be very painful at all. A good idea is to take an Advil or a Tylenol before you go to your dentist, as you will be less likely to feel any discomfort after the procedure.

Many people do indicate that their teeth are a little sore during the first few weeks and they will feel a little pressure from the braces, at least until they adjust to this. You should also try to brush your teeth very gently during the first week and do not apply to much pressure. You may also try to avoid eating too many solid foods during the first few days. If you can, try to eat soups, salads and jello.
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Anonymous answered
I just got braces,
It doesn't hurt to get them on but a few hours later they start to hurt.
Brushing your teeth is one of the worst parts for the first while, and you will hate your braces especially for the first few days after you get them. Its pretty painful but it doesn't last forever.
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Robbie Reilly answered
It doesn't hurt when you're getting the braces; it hurts (more like aches) when they are tightened every couple of weeks.
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Hannah W-- answered
When you first get them probably 4 since your teeth arn't used to them. They're more annoying and uncomfortable than painful. When you get them tightened it ranges between 2 and 6 depending on how much you orthodontist tightens them. The pain only lasts for a little bit though. When I had braces I usually took one or two advil before going to get them tightened. Once you get used to them their not so bad. Trust me they aren't that bad and are totally worth it once you get them off and have a perfect smile (:
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No Pain, No Gain! I'm getting braces soon too. Like, 2 weeks. After reading this, I feel a lot more confident. My new Motto: No Pain, No Gain :) Just wait 'till we have that straight-toothed smile :)
So I'm telling myself not to worry. :) You should too. :)
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Braces really aren't that bad. After you get them it hurts 4 a couple of days. Just eat soft foods like ice cream and soup.
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I just got my braces today. It had been almost 8hrs since my dentist put it on. It does not hurt when he's putting the braces.. But as time pass it does. I'm just nervous how I'm going to survive in my incoming first day of class.
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Just got them today. UGH.

They're fine. (I've had them for about 5 hours)

I'm not looking forward to the next few days... People are telling me I'm going to hate it.

GOOD LUCK TO ME!! (And anyone who are going to eventually or already have braces.)
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Braces hurt a little bit when you get then tightened and when you get them off but if I was you I wouldnt worry as your teeth will be lovely and stright when they come off. When I first got my braces I hated them and I really really wanted them to come off but I'm soo glad that I wore them as I said my teeth are really really stright now!!! Good Luck and I hope that you will be happy with your stright teeth at the end of it all! :D
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It doesnt hurt at all when you first get them on, but 4-8 hours later , it gets sore, and does kinda hurt . 
When you get them off ,  it does hurt aswell , along with getting them tightend
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No it doesn't hurt for the first few hours. But after 6 hours it does. So, when you get home eat a feast made for a king. Because you wont be able to eat for a day or two. If you lick your teeth or swallow they have to do it all over again.

TIP: Good foods to eat with braces, potato soup, pudding, and ice cream.

Good Luck
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Anonymous commented
Thinkin it hurts is just your imagination because its kind of scary but no it dont hurt
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This is so not true: I"f you lick your teeth or swallow they have to do it all over again." My kids came home licking them, and even touching them and they didn't have to "do it again". I would advice against touching, just because if you're old enough for braces, then fingers don't belong in your mouth. But swallowing? Come one! My daughter has had them for a year, and she chews and swallows food daily!
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Well I'm not really sure if braces hurt when you first get them..so far everyone has said they don't hurt when you get them...but your mouth just feels sore...I'm getting braces this sunday and I'm kinda nervous
Francesca Bailey Profile
It does hurt after you've had them fitted and the metal can feel weird and heavy,
but after a couple of weeks it will stop aching and once uve got used to them it will feal like you havn't got them on! But be careful what you eat!
savannah seymour Profile
Not bad at all! Just make sure you take some ibprofen or something. I mean they will still hurt but it could be way worse. And youll get through it just fine :)
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No I have them now they don't only the first day it does just because your teeth are moving!!!!

Today I am getting them tighted and I'm scared!!!  But it only make your teeth look good!!! It will feel the same as when you got them on!!! Take the medicen that said above it works!!!!! AND EAT OR SUCK ON ICE WATER OR AN ICE CUBE WORKS BETTER SAME WHT ICE CREAM THAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT THEM LOTS OF ICE CREAM !!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
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Don't worry you ll be fine it is SO easy. You can't feel a thing getting them on its just ab it uncomfortable for the next 4 days.
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No it does not.you don't feel anything @ all.It might hurt a little bit when 3 hours pass.So I prefer you 2 eat soft food not hard.soft food like soup & stuff
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jenny Plank answered
You feel pressure getting them on, then the next 3 days or about you feel horrible pain and can't eat anything..sorry if I made it sound horrible
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I'm about to get braces soon and all my friends have them and they tell me it hurt so bad that they cried so I really don't know what I should believe I guess that ill just have to wait untill it happens every person reacts differently  but I don't think that its going to hurt well its hard not to know what to expect I'm just glad I'm finally going to get perfectly strait teeth .
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I'm getting my braces this friday . And I'm so scared because I'm having a sleepover the next day ! I really don't want to call off the sleepover ! Is there anything I can do to keep this sleepover from being a wreck?
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I'm sorry to say this but your bottom jaw will fall off, just kidding lol. I heard that they are sore and don't worry about licking them or chewing you wont have to redo them

  hope I helped ttfn
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I want to get braces but I'm very scared they will hurt nd some ppl may lie about them not hurting
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Thanks for telling me ppl because I'm getting braces tomorrow and I before I read this I was sort of freaking out...
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I am scared to get them. Is it hurtful I'm scared . Like my because tells me it don't hurt but wen they take it of it does alittle but its going to b worth it
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I hope not does anyone know if you need Novocaine for braces
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Anonymous commented
No novocaine.. In my opinion, it hurts more to get the deep cleaning than the braces...
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Do braces hurt coz I am getting them and I am really worried and do they show you what the colors look like wen you choose them xx plz comment if you no xx
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No, just afterwards. Eat a lot right when you get home,because trust me its not a good idea to try to eat a couple hours afterwards. It hurts!!!

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