Do Braces Hurt? What You Need to Know

Do braces hurt? This is one of the common questions about braces many of our patients have been asking. If you are also anxious about wearing braces, don’t be. This is a common treatment method that has been around for quite sometime and has only improved with time.

Do they really hurt?

The honest answer is that braces, especially the ones recommended by Dr. Bowman, don’t hurt. Therefore, there is no reason to worry if you are planning to have braces applied to your teeth. Just go ahead and book an appointment with our orthodontist to have the braces fixed.

What to expect 

During your visit, Dr. Bowman and his team will ask questions about your overall health and conduct an exam. If necessary, they will also take impressions and photos of your teeth, and order X-rays of the mouth. They will then come up with an appropriate treatment plan based on the information they collected. After placement of the dental braces, you are required to visit our orthodontic clinic regularly to allow him to fix the loose metals and brackets, adjust tight braces, or change the broken metal or rubber ties.

Types of Braces

1. Mini-diamond braces: Patients of all ages can wear these dental braces. They are smaller than traditional metal braces but extremely comfortable.

2. Clear braces: These dental braces are made of transparent ceramic materials, which means they are not visible to others. They are popular among adult patients.

3. Invisalign®: Whereas traditional dental braces straighten the teeth using visible materials, Invisalign® uses a different approach. It uses custom-made aligners that are virtually invisible, comfortable and discreet.

4. SmartClip braces: These are unique braces that feature the latest technology called self-ligation. The result is more comfort and less friction.

Get expert help

Don’t get anxious if you’re thinking about getting braces. Braces aren’t going to hurt you. They are going to help you. Contact us today to book a consultation at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD in Fort Walton Beach or Niceville.