Why does it hurt after a brace is fitted?

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Pain is to do with evolution and species survival: Pain is an evolutionary mechanism for protection of species to avoid situations that can be harmful. Unfortunately, not all evolutionary processes are immediately beneficial. For example after a brace is fitted! Pain is a complex subject. Our understanding is getting better with gene markers and may […]

Better gum health

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Periodontal disease, orthodontics, and adult patients have an interesting and complicated relationship. While orthodontics can promote periodontal disease, orthodontics also can help reduce the symptoms of periodontal disease. Although not all patients with malocclusion and crooked teeth have periodontal disease, these conditions can contribute to its development as well as make it difficult to treat. […]