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this is Dr. David
you should see a pulmonologist who does sleep studies.
you could be having sleep apnea at night time worsened by your braces.
during the day, you could be having narrowing of your airway from your braces. ENT ear nose throat doctors can look down your throat and see how large your airway is and if it is close to being occluded.
do you have severe anxiety symptoms? anxiety can make you feel like you have tightness of your throat and difficulty breathing.
you may need to stop these orthodonic braces from tightening any more which seem to worsen your symptoms of breathing.
let me know if you have questions.