Common Complaints by Teenagers about Braces?

What type of soreness should teenagers expect from having braces put on? How intense is the pain with adjustments at appointments? Is there an oral gel that helps with the pain? What are the common problems that teenagers experience with braces?

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Pain ith ortho

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generally there are two types of pain...pain from rubbing from the new braces that last a week or so until the tissue toughens up and pain from tooth movement that usually gets better in a few days.  We never have to prescribe anything stronger than advil or tylenol for these problems. 

Invisalign eliminates the pain from the rubbing but the teeth will still get sore from movement for a few days after each new set of aligners is started.

Saint Louis Orthodontist

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