It typically takes around 1 hour to remove braces, as stated by Oral-B. It is a relatively painless process, but there may be some pressure or minor discomfort.
During the braces removal process, the orthodontist removes all parts of the braces from the teeth, and then removes the cement that held the brackets on the teeth, as noted by Oral-B. The teeth are cleaned and a mold is taken for a retainer. After having the braces removed, patients may want to schedule a cleaning with a dentist, as the braces may have made it difficult to clean thoroughly between the teeth.