The pain from wearing braces has been exaggerated. The placement of braces is painless but once the pressure from the braces sets in, there may be some discomfort in the first few days. With the use of more “patient friendly” tooth-moving wires such as the titanium wires, the level of discomfort is significantly reduced.
Most patients reported the discomfort as mainly due to a mild ache or tenderness of teeth during chewing. For invisible braces, patients may experience soreness of the tongue and some initial speech impairment such as lisping. However, almost all patients with lingual braces adapt to it within a 7-14 days.