What are the chances that the spaces in my daughter's teeth will recur when her permanent teeth grow in?
In fact, if you take your age/weight appropriate dose of Ibuprofen about an hour before the appointment, it can definitely help with any of that initial tightness. Of course, new things on the front of your teeth can take some getting used to with your lips - that's the other part than can be uncomfortable for some at first - just because they rub a bit. But that's it - definitely not the end of the world. The reason for the tightness: Braces are meant to move teeth into a position that is straight. To move them, a wire is placed that puts light pressure so that the teeth move microscopic amounts on a daily basis. Your orthodontist will typically adjust or replace the wire with a new one about every 5-6 weeks so that the teeth continue moving toward the desired position.