Placing the brackets (braces) on the teeth does not cause any pain. The brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and do not hurt. In general, after most visits, patients do not feel any soreness at all. Occasionally, however, the evening of the appointment and possibly the following day, the teeth might be a little bit tender due to the adjustment. In these circumstances, the soreness is usually not bad at all. However in those cases where the soreness might be a little bit more uncomfortable, an aspirin or Advil will take care of the situation. Remember though, most of the time the patient will have no soreness or very little and if they do, it typically lasts for less than 24 hours.