How intense is the pain associated with braces adjustments? On a 1-10 scale, 10 being the most pain?

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Santurro123
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How intense is the pain associated with braces adjustments? On a 1-10 scale, 10 being the most pain?

#1 Postby Santurro123 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:15 pm

I was wondering how often a child would experience the pain when braces adjustment is needed and how long on average it takes for the discomfort to disapate? Is the pain a child will experience a significant disruption to the daily routine of school work and social activities?

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Re: How intense is the pain associated with braces adjustments? On a 1-10 scale, 10 being the most pain?

#2 Postby Gerbera » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:09 am

My daughter and I are both due our first adjustments in the next few days, so obviously no experience yet, but I imagine it would be the same as getting braced for the first time.

Although we were warned and geared up for pain, we had none. After a few days our teeth were a little sore if any pressure was applied to them..... biting/ brushing etc. The most discomfort was from sores from the braces rubbing, but we're over that now, so I'm guessing it'll be pretty smooth sailing from here.

Pain is relative and we all experience it differently, but I highly doubt an adjustment would significantly impede on normal routines. A painkiller should be sufficient if really needed.

Perhaps I'll post an update next week after her adjustment.
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Re: How intense is the pain associated with braces adjustments? On a 1-10 scale, 10 being the most pain?

#3 Postby Aspiring » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:48 pm

My daughter got separators a few days ago. She asked for pain medicine before bed that night, the next morning, after school, and that was it. By bedtime (about 26 hours after placement) she was fine. She never outwardly showed signs of being in pain; her behavior was normal.

Oh, she did adapt her diet to softer foods for about two days. That has been the only change to her normal daily life.


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