At Hanin Dental Surrey, our dentists use Invisalign to help our patients achieve straighter healthier smiles. If you're considering Invisalign to correct your orthodontic issues, you may be wondering if Invisalign treatment is painful. Here's what you can expect from Invisalign treatment.
When you're weighting up your options for orthodontic treatment, comfort is bound to be a key factor in your decision. When describing how Invisalign treatment feels, most patients report that the aligners don’t cause any pain, just slight discomfort that you forget about over time.
When trying to imagine what wearing the aligners will feel like, think of Invisalign aligners like 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
Regardless of the orthodontic treatment you choose, there will be an adjustment period. This applies to metal braces and Invisalign aligners alike.
Invisalign applies pressure to your teeth in order to gradually and gently guide them into their corrected positions. That pressure may cause some discomfort.
Chances are that if you do experience discomfort it will occur during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners, then gradually wears off until you put the next set in.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign's clear aligners don't have any irritating metal brackets or wires, however the aligners may still irritate the soft tissues of your mouth until you become accustomed to wearing them.
If you experience discomfort due to your Invisalign treatment, try to be patient. Given a little time, your gums and cheeks will toughen up and the aligners should no longer cause irritation.