Does it hurt to get braces off?

Is removing them a painful procedure?

The minute you have your braces fitted you may start thinking about the day you get to take them off! Braces are not painful and do a brilliant job to realigning your teeth however they can cause some to feel self-conscious about how they look. As a result, patients rarely think about any pain that might occur on the day they finally have them removed. Thankfully, they do not need to worry about it either.

Having braces removed is a painless procedure although not without some element of discomfort. However, the discomfort you may feel is like any other dental treatment such as fillings and therefore nothing to worry about. The teeth will also be cleaned to remove anything that may have been lodged in your gums due to the braces. 

However, even after having the braces removed the realignment will not be complete. You will need to wear a retainer which the orthodontistA dental specialist whose practice is limited to the interception and treatment of malocclusion of the teeth and their surrounding structures. will fit you for there and then. A retainer is made of rubber or plastic and will prevent the teeth from moving back into their previous position. Your dentist will explain how often you must wear the retainer and may suggest having it every day, or in some cases just at night. Similarly, to the braces, the retainer will not cause you any pain or discomfort, outside of getting used to it.

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