Does it hurt to get your braces tightend?!


Does it hurt to get your braces tightend?

Hi, I am getting my braces tightend for the first time tomorrow. Does it hurt and what do they do? Please answer respectfully. Thanks!

( What colors should I get for summer??)


Hi, about getting braces tightened... I won't lie and say it doesn't hurt. It does hurt a little because well the wires are being tightened.
I've been through braces twice myself and my daughter is completing her treatment. We have found there are few things to do to help ease the discomfort.
1) take Tylenol, ibuprofen, aleve...which ever you like about an hour before the appointment. This will help.
2) some orthodontist allow you to chew sugar free gum. If so chew some after the appointment and this will help loosen your muscles in your jaw. You automatically tighten your muscles after check ups.
Remember that everyone has a different pain level tolerance. If you are one of the lucky ones and pain has to be VERY strong to feel discomfort then you may not have any problems.
Good luck either way. Oh and color....RED WHITE AND BLUE! Or Red and Blue...the white will stain.

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