What Does It Feel Like To Get Your Braces Off?

How does it feel to get your braces off?

After getting braces off, many patients report that their mouth feels different.

Chances are you also got used to having your braces on; feeling the surface of your teeth for the first time in a while will feel weird for a couple of days.

Some patients also report a bit of pain after getting braces removed.

How long do your teeth hurt after getting braces off?

For one, your teeth may be a bit sensitive for a few days or a few weeks after the braces are removed due to exposed enamel.

Does it hurt to get your braces off?

Getting your braces off is a little bit like getting them on. It’s a big change, and your orthodontist does have to use some force to get the brackets and all of the glue out of your mouth. While it doesn’t hurt, when you get home from your last visit you might notice that your teeth and gums are a little tender.

What to do once you get your braces off?

It’s best to wait until after your braces are removed before whitening your teeth, as the whitening compounds can potentially damage orthodontic appliances, and it’s a good idea to wait at least a month after getting your braces off to avoid sensitivity issues.