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Why Do My Braces Hurt?

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Why Braces Hurt

Braces hurt because the wires and brackets are first, new to your mouth, and second, they are actively moving your teeth. Braces hurt because they are changing the position of your teeth, whether pushing or pulling them or simply just turning them in their current position. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong, and in those first few weeks, before it adjusts to the movements, it is telling you that something is seriously wrong. Braces also hurt because the brackets themselves, while not designed to hurt the soft lining inside your mouth, can definitely scratch and irritate it, until calluses form. This can take weeks, meaning that the skin inside your mouth may feel very sensitive and during this time. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are good options to consider if you don’t want to be scratched by braces.
 
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