Watch Now: Do Braces Hurt?
At Sunbird Orthodontics, I have seen hundreds of kids every year for braces and aligners. Every kid has told me of their personal experience with braces, including if they hurt!
One myth that I can bust immediately is that it does not hurt to put braces on. This is a painless procedure and it requires no anaesthetic at all. Mild pain may be experienced 4-6 hours after the braces are placed. Controlled with Panadol.
Every 8 weeks braces are adjusted (tightened). These adjustments are usually minor, and cause very little to no discomfort at all.
Taking braces off is completely painless. Most kids are simply delighted to get their braces off to see their beautiful new smile!
When treatment is done by a Specialist Orthodontist, you can be confident that your treatment will be done as quickly and as painlessly as possible.