When brackets or “braces” are bonded on teeth, it doesn’t hurt. Before, when there used to be rings or “bands” around the teeth, yes, it would be painful, not now. It’s only after two hours following the procedure that you will begin to feel tension on the teeth. This may last 3 to 7 days. You can take your usual painkillers to make this tension disappear. Lips and cheeks require 2 weeks to get fully accustomed to the appliance.