Do braces hurt?

One of the most frequently asked questions in the initial consultation by our younger patients is how much braces hurt. Braces do not hurt when they are placed on your teeth. So, there is no reason to be anxious during the initial appointment. Once the wire is tied into the braces, most patients do feel the tightness at the roots of their teeth. For most cases, it takes about a couple hours for a patient to feel mild soreness or discomfort. It lasts about one – to – two days and then it starts to feel comfortable.

In our office, we use high-tech archwires those are heat activated. We advise our patients to eat or drink something cold so arch wire stops applying pressure on teeth. It gives a temporary relief to most patients. Some patients are a bit more sensitive with low pain threshold. For those patients we advise over-the -counter pain killers, such as Advil or Tylenol.


1600 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON, M4G 3B7

Tel: (416) 487-1600

Fax: (416) 487-3697

Our Business Hours: 

Mon: 9:00AM – 5:30 PM
Tue: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Wed: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Thu: 9:00AM – 5:30PM
Fri: 9:00AM – 5:30PM

Our office is closed between
1:00PM – 2:00PM for lunch


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