Straightening your teeth can be a great way to improve your smile and boost your confidence. But it's important to be aware of the potential side effects of braces before you commit to the process. The most common side effect of braces is mild discomfort. It's normal to feel some pain and tension in your mouth after orthodontic treatment.
This is because braces work to align the teeth correctly, which can cause pain and sometimes headaches. Over-the-counter pain relievers may help to relieve this tension. Braces don't have any direct side effects on the lips, as they only work to reposition the teeth in order to fill the total space of the jaw in the best possible way and give you a perfect smile. However, it is possible that your lips may move in or out due to the repositioning of the front teeth. This does not mean that your lips have been remodeled like any other surgery, such as Botox treatment.