whatssunny answered Thursday July 12 2012, 6:45 pm: Braces do hurt when they are removed. The whole process of having them on, off, adjusted and getting used toto your retainer all are painful and awkward.
The worst part for me however, was molding my teeth with the putty as a reference for my retainer. It was uncomfortable and i panicked becuase i couldn't breathe, during this part remember to breathe through your nose!
All in all, you'll be relieved when it's over. Just take some painkillers before you go in and probably throughout the day.
My orthodontist recommends painkillers bc you've had braces on for however long and after, you don't have that tension anymore so your mouth is sore. It also hurts to chew pretty much anything so if you'd like to eat more than pudding and ice cream, they help. [ whatssunny's advice column | Ask whatssunny A Question ]
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