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How much does it hurt getting braces on the scale on 1-10?(1 being a little uncoftable and 10 being I'm going to die)

I am 11 years old and am getting braces. I am extremely nervous and was wondering if I could get some advice as well. Thanks!
asked in Orthodontics Forum by Pinkcandy12 (2 points)  

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Generally, braces are "okay" to teenagers.
You can imagine how great the final results will be and you have friends and know other people who have really benefited from braces.
When you get braces, your mouth can be sore for the first week.
Also, your mouth will be sore when the braces are tightened. However, with modern braces, you really shouldn't notice the them, except when the braces are being tightened or if you get hit in the mouth.
Treatment can be more uncomfortable if you get braces when you are 18 or older; your teeth may also feel like they are loose in your mouth. Anyhow for any more info on braces or dental advises contact:
answered by DavidLee (153 points)  
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Getting braces doesn't hurt. It's uncomfortable because you have your mouth open for over an hour and it get dry.

I would say a 2/10.

The worst part for me was when the ortho put the rings on my molars and when he brushed my teeth at the start. Apart from that there is no pain from getting braces fitted.
answered by kmsm (6 points)  
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Actually getting the braces doesn't hurt, but about 1hr after it hurts. I'd say the after-pain is a 7-8. I just got my braces off, and that hurt more than getting them on, but no after pain when you get them off. After you get them on, you'll feel pain for about 3-5days. Don't worry, I got braces on at 11 too, it's not too bad!! :D
answered by kirbycheung (3 points)  
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When I got them 8 months ago, it felt like a 4 to me. Everybody is different.
answered by kev623 (5 points)  
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