Expander causing ear pressure

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Expander causing ear pressure

#1 Post by Jrg1221 »

Is it common to have ear pressure after having an expander and braces put in? If so, is there a way to relieve the discomfort?

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#2 Post by bbsadmin »

I'm not a dentist, but my first thought is that your jaw muscles might be sore from clenching or whatever, causing the feeling of pressure in your ears. If it continues, ask your dentist or orthodontist.
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#3 Post by Lester »


Yes, it's not uncommon to feel some pressure in the ear after the installation of an expander and braces. This sensation may be due to the adjustment of your oral structure. To alleviate the discomfort, you can try chewing gum or swallowing to balance the pressure.

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