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Do I need anesthesia to get invisible (lingual) braces?

You 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 the teeth to make room for the braces, which may cause soreness.

The orthodontist bonds, or glues the brackets onto the backside of your teeth to apply invisible braces. Because the braces are on the inside of your mouth, you will have to open your mouth wide for the orthodontist.

You 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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