A 29-year-old member asked:
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are tooth aches a side effect of braces?

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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Usually tooth aches are not related to orthodontics (braces) but are more related to decay, gum problems or clenching or grinding the teeth. It is possible as the teeth are moved the opposing tooth hits it differently causing aching in that tooth. Let your dentist know and they can adjust the bite to help with this.
Answered on Oct 7, 2012
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Dr. Kim Capehart
20 years experience Dentistry
Sensitive Teeth: Sometimes ones teeth can feel sore after visiting the orthodontist and "tightening" up the braces. Usually the symptoms resolve in a day or so and not a major issue.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No: The healthier your mouth, the less "soreness" from orthodontic adjustments. Make sure to keep your teeth and gums scrupulously clean. Any discomfort caused by orthodontic adjustment will then be mild and of short duration. Anything other than that, see your orthodontist asap.
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

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