If you're considering Invisalign to straightening your smile, you may be wondering whether Invisalign treatment is painful. Here's a little about what you can expect if you choose Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth.
Naturally, comfort is going to be one of your key considerations when deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for you.
Our patients tell us that their Invisalign clear aligners don’t actually cause them any pain, more like a slight discomfort that they gradually get used to and forget about after awhile.
Think of your aligners like you would a new pair of shoes; once you've worn them for a while, you'll begin to get used to how they feel.
Adjusting to Wearing Aligners
The fact is, regardless of which orthodontic treatment you choose there is going to be an adjustment period.
In order to give you a straighter smile, your Invisalign aligners put pressure on your teeth. This pressure can cause some discomfort as it gradually shifts your teeth into the desired positions.
Discomfort caused by your aligners is most likely to be felt during the first few days after putting a new set of aligners in. Then the soreness will gradually wear off, until you put the next set in.
While Invisalign doesn't have any irritating metal brackets or wires, the aligners may still irritate the soft tissues of your mouth until your mouth gets used to them.
Try to be patient and give your gums and cheeks a little time to toughen up. Before you know it the adjustment period will be over and your aligners will no longer cause you discomfort.