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Intense pain, trembling lips post tightening the braces and metal plate. How can I cure this?

Hi this problem is my sister in law. She had braces a few years back n still will wear that metal plate u have to put once in a wile n I think she tighten it to much she thinks she might of affected some nerve, ever since she gets really bad pains that medication won t stop n her upper lip trembles she also has depression to the point that sometimes she don t care of being a life. Do you know what could she have? And how to treat this?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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hi.i think ur sister in law is undergoing orthodontic treatment.pain during active phase of orthodontic treatment is not abnormal.compression forces applied for tooth movement may sometimes cause too much pain, if the patient has low pain threshold.trembling of lips is also seen due to pain and anxiety.visit your orthodontist, he will minimize the amount of activation force.dont worry to much, u wil be alright.wish u good healt
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