About Orthodontics > Is there Pain Associated with Treatment?

Some tenderness will be felt approximately 4 hours following fitting of the braces. This pain is generally controlled by mild pain killers like Panadol.

The tenderness can last up to 7 days but will be reducing in intensity. One week after the fitting appointment the patient will be so accustomed to the appliances that they will forget their presence.

We recommend eating softer foods for the first few days while you are getting used to the sensation of the teeth moving. Foods such as pasta, soup, casseroles and sandwiches are ideal. 
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