View Full Version : Jaw pain...

Giggle Squirt
03-30-2009, 06:49 PM
I got my braces off last wednesday and now the pain is so bad i can't open my mouth. I have so much pain in my upper jaw by the joint and i can't open my mouth hardly. Anyone else have this happen to them... this is horriable.

03-30-2009, 07:16 PM
Did some teeth shift back?

03-30-2009, 07:35 PM
I'm going to assume some of your teeth are starting to shift back. It's something you may want to visit your orthodontist about.

Giggle Squirt
03-30-2009, 08:13 PM
No my teeth arent' shifting. I have a permanet reatiner on the top and a clear one to wear at night on the bottom... I had braces when i was younger and didnt wear my retainer and my top teeth shifted, so i just had the top teeth re did because teh bottom were still fine.. So they did a permanent retainer on the top and my top jaw is killing me. i can't open my mouth and tylenol is killing me and i can't take ibpurofen. i can hardly open my mouth...

03-30-2009, 09:59 PM
My jaw gets really sore sometimes too. I have never had braces though. I am not quite sure why though.

Giggle Squirt
03-30-2009, 11:41 PM
can anyone else help with jaw pain? Still happening and it hurts to touch and chew and welll chewing is necessary and i need to make it through the night inorder to call my dentist in the morning?????

03-30-2009, 11:58 PM
try ice packs on your jaw.

03-31-2009, 12:09 AM
Who is your orthodontist? I had Floreani when I had my braces and he said that my jaw will be a bit sore because even with permanent retainers, your teeth still settle in their final spots and your gums need to set in too. Floreani is a great orthdontist and his staff is amazing.

Super Gram
03-31-2009, 02:20 AM
3 Of my grands had him too. But I can't remember them complaining about their jaw.