It's normal to feel some pain in your mouth after receiving new braces or regular adjustments. Your teeth and jaw are hard at work, creating a new smile: Bone dissolves and new bone is formed as your teeth are repositioned, and this can cause tension and pressure. Braces and some other orthodontic appliances can sometimes irritate the inside of the cheek or roof of the mouth, especially during the first few days following the placement of braces. A sore spot may develop due to orthodontic brackets or wires.
Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening the teeth. By bringing the teeth and jaws into alignment, braces and clear aligners can have a positive impact on the shape of your face and features. For cases, such as mild spaces or crowding, the smile may be the only noticeable improvement of your face.