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Question:
I had braces put on my teeth 3 months ago. By the middle of the following month I had them removed as I was having a bad experience with them.

Now I am having very bad head aches and pressure in the back of my head and my neck is stiff. This is usually worse at night when I try to sleep.

Can this have anything to do with the braces? I am currently seeing a chiropractor. ...Visitor from NJ

Answer:
Your problems sound quite multifactorial. The fact that you are seeing a chiropractor confounds the discussion.

What he/she is doing can certainly be affecting you. While braces are known to improve pain issues, the premature discontinuance of braces is not well investigated. It is not likely that orthodontic treatment could cause such problems.

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