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Does my child need anesthesia to get invisible (lingual) braces?

Your child will not need anesthesia when getting invisible (lingual) braces fitted. The process of getting invisible braces is usually painless. The orthodontist might temporarily place spacers in between your child's teeth to make room for the braces. This may cause soreness.

The orthodontist bonds, or glues the brackets onto the backside of your child's teeth to apply invisible (lingual) braces. Because the braces are on the inside of your child's mouth, he will have to open his mouth wide for the orthodontist.

Your child may experience some gum or tooth soreness after each adjustment because the teeth are moving. The soreness lasts only a few days, and indicates that the invisible braces are working.

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