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Does Orthodontic Treatment Hurt?

June 20th 2013

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I am often asked by patients considering starting orthodontic treatment if it is painful.

For orthodontic treatment to work a force is applied to a tooth in order to move the tooth; the bone around the tooth has to remodel and reform as the tooth moves for the correct attachment of tooth to bone to be maintained. There is a maximum amount of force that can be applied to a tooth and a maximum speed of movement that can be used for a tooth to remain healthy. When these parameters are adhered to, any discomfort or pain should be fairly minimal and not long lasting.

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