A few questions about braces? Getting them Thursday?! :D?!

Question: A few questions about braces? Getting them Thursday?! :D?
I'm getting my braces on Thursday :D

But, how bad is the pain?
How long until I can eat solid foods?
How long will do I have wait in the chair while their putting them on?

And, on a scale from one to ten - how bad is the pain?

Thank you!


The pain is actually a little bad. But I'd only give it a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being most painful. You won't want to eat anything because it hurts, You'll want to grind your teeth together to get rid of the pain, but in reality it makes it worse. So don't do that. Sometimes, tapping your teeth together accidentally even hurts, so try to avoid that as well. Just grin and bear it, because it only lasts for about three to four days. And then each time you get them tightened after that it will be painful again, but only about a 2 or 3 on the scale. It isn't nearly as bad as when you first get them on.

And eating solid food just depends on how tolerant you are to pain.

Waiting in the chair depends on your orthodontist. My braces took about 45 minutes to an hour. But the actual process of putting them on doesn't hurt at all, so don't worry about that! Don't sweat the pain too bad, it isn't too bad! Good luck! :)

- Getting braces, there not pain. However a few hours after they will start to hurt, and this will last for a few days or a week. But the pain honestly isn't that bad, if you take some advil you should be fine.
- I would wait about a week or two before getting solid foods.
- Getting both top and bottom braces only takes about an hour. Maybe a little more.
- I would give braces a 3 or 4. They really aren't as bad as everyone makes them seem. Dont worry.

I have braces and have had them for about 2 years now. I'm getting them off within the next two months.

ok well it really hurts. The first hour it is okay and you think you will be fine and then pain!!! It last between 3-4 days and will happen again when you get them tightened. You can eat solid food when ever you want just be careful. By the way you can eat gum no matter what they say just be carefuller and nothing will happen. Abansol really helps with the pain. make sure to get alot of wax.

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