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Will Our Braces Get Stuck If We Kiss?

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD

Will our braces get stuck if we kiss?

Probably not, thanks to advances in the way braces are designed and made. Braces these days are a lot smaller and smoother than they once were. If you were to get anything stuck in your braces, it's probably going to be a stringy piece of dental floss, not the cutie from your English class.

Kissing with braces may feel a bit awkward, though. If you just got your braces (or just had them tightened), puckering up might not be so pleasant when your teeth and gums are sore. Plus, you'll want to go gentle and watch out for your partner's lips and teeth — both to protect your partner and your expensive new mouth gear from damage.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2007