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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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