How Much Does Teeth Straightening Hurt?
Does Tightening Hurt Your Teeth?
After a few weeks, your orthodontist will ask you to return to the clinic for a tightening session. Here, he or she winds up the wire, increasing the tension again.
Most people go through a similar process as before. The initial tightening doesn’t hurt, but then after a couple of days, soreness can creep in – something that can last a couple of weeks.
Are There Any Pain-Free Teeth Straightening Methods?
While there are no pain-free straightening methods, there are orthodontic devices that arguably cause LESS pain than regular wire braces. Modern, custom-made invisible aligners are, in many ways, state of the art. While they apply force to your teeth in much the same way as traditional braces, they do so in a way that probably generates less pain. For one, the alignment process is more graduated. Every couple of weeks, you change your alignment to a new one. And second, there are no wires and posts to cause soreness on the cheeks or tongue – just smooth material covering the teeth.
So, in summary, all teeth aligning methods cause some discomfort, but invisible aligners may be the best option.