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Some of the adjustments your orthodontist makes to your braces may make your mouth feel sore or uncomfortable. When needed, over-the-counter pain relievers like ipuprofen or acetaminophen can help. If you always experience a lot of pain after your braces are adjusted, talk to your orthodontist. He or she may be able to do the adjustments a bit differently.

From: Dental Braces and Retainers WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 17, 2017

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American Dental Association.

Kidshealth.org.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 17, 2017

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