Dr Bobby Griffin – Sunbird Orthodontics
Dear Dr Bobby, Does having braces hurt?
It’s true that it can take some time to get used to braces and that they can sometimes be a bit uncomfortable. However, I have never had a kid ask me to take the braces off because they can’t handle it. Three out of four children will experience mild discomfort for around a week after braces go on.
But, only one kid in ten will need a Panadol tablet to alleviate their discomfort. Any discomfort felt by a child when the braces go on is quickly forgotten when they see their teeth become beautiful and straight. This boost in self-confidence makes it all worthwhile.