Traditional metal braces, which require wire tightening every four to eight weeks, can be uncomfortable, especially in the beginning. In general, though, braces don’t hurt when they’re applied to your teeth. You may feel some pressure as your teeth realign. We’ll talk to you about how to keep the discomfort to a minimum.
High-tech options are also available to move teeth faster with less pain. The Damon System, for example, doesn’t require the traditional tightening that cause tooth pain. Instead, at each appointment, light titanium wires are replaced with slightly stronger wires, to apply gentle, incremental pressure.
Invisalign, or other treatments that use clear aligners, tend to be less painful than traditional braces, too.