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Braces

It hurts!!!

04/22/2008

Question:

HOW LONG BEFORE THE PAIN GOES AWAY WHEN YOU JUST GET THEM? HOW CAN THE PAIN GO AWAY?

Answer:

Normally the discomfort eases in three to five days. Anything longer, and you should tell the office that you are coming in to have the doctor evaluate your discomfort. Pain is not indicated with today's modern appliances. There is no need to be uncomfortable, other than when first getting used to them. I'm sure your doctor wants to know this, so please call the office.

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Response by:

Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS Walter C Buchsieb, DDS, MS
Professor Emeritus - Clinical, Associate of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University