general informationchild FAQsadult FAQs

General Information

7. How do braces feel? 

Braces PhotoThe most common question regarding orthodontic treatment is what do braces feel like? Orthodontic therapy uses special appliances (braces) to move teeth with gentle pressure. When braces are originally placed, or when adjustments are made, your teeth and gums may feel tender initially. This is nothing to worry about. Like anything new, please expect a short period of adjustment. Reported sensations vary from patient to patient, but if any minor discomfort does present itself, it usually does not last for more than two or three days.   

Back to General Information