Generally, braces do not “hurt.” After certain visits, teeth may be sore for a few days. In these situations, pain medications such as Panadol or Tylenol will ease the discomfort. However, after most visits, patients do not feel any soreness at all! We often remind our patients, “It does not have to hurt to work!”. The self-ligating braces used by Dr. Chye has a lot less friction built-in hence lighter and gentler forces are used to move the teeth. It has been clinically shown that patients with self-ligating braces experience less intense discomfort compared to patients fitted with conventional/traditional fixed braces.