Although the actual act of having braces put on and tightened is usually painless, some initial discomfort is to be expected. There may be some temporary discomfort after getting braces installed or adjusted, but this should go away within a few days. Also, some individuals get mouth sores from the brackets and wires rubbing against their teeth, be sure to use dental wax to help with that. All of our patients, with the right attention to cleanliness and care, should have a positive experience while wearing braces. If you continue to feel pain or discomfort.