If you are thinking of having Invisalign treatment, one of your concerns might be possible Invisalign pain or discomfort. You might be wondering does Invisalign hurt. If yes then how long does Invisalign hurt? And you might be worried about the Invisalign pain first week but you don’t need to worry because our team of professional orthodontists speaks in one voice: “Don’t let the thought of pain put you off!”
First of all, we’d like to note that “pain” is kind of a strong word in this situation. We don’t think that Invisalign hurts typically, what some patients can experience is slight tenderness or pressure. Furthermore, this type of discomfort can be experienced when you just get your treatment started or when it’s time to switch to the new shape of you next aligner. Nonetheless, you should know that the discomfort you may experience is a good sign, because it means that your Invisalign is actually doing a good job, as your teeth need some pressure to realign.
Secondly, we’d like to give you an advice on how to minimize the discomfort or what you might call “Invisalign pain”, in case it occurs in the beginning or during your treatment. In order to reduce any kind of tenderness or pressure, start with your new pair of aligners just before a bedtime. This way, you’ll be fast asleep during those first tender hours and at the same time you’ll give your teeth time to settle overnight. Remember – your discomfort will ease within a couple of days after your Invisalign tray change. Besides, we also recommend you to avoid eating anything hard or crunchy during the first few days after switching to a new aligner. Invisalign hurts if you eat sticky or hard food. Try to relax your jaw as much as possible, so, your top and bottom teeth don’t touch. Keep wearing your Invisalign on a regular basis if you don’t want to experience any discomfort. In case the discomfort or Invisalign pain occurs and you can’t handle it, one of the most effective ways of controlling it is to non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Please check up with your orthodontist before using something new, or in case you have allergies.
After all, if you still have any questions such as does Invisalign hurt? And how long does Invisalign hurt? Just give us a call at (847) 749-4340 and we will be happy to help you or schedule an appointment for you. As always, if you have any questions regarding insurances, payment plans, flexible spending or health savings accounts please feel free to call the office, we’re are here to help! You can also text us at (847) 404-3268 for any quick questions or inquiries. Our diverse staff will be able to communicate with you in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Urdu and Hindi languages. We have eleven convenient immaculate locations and eleven orthodontists on staff. It’s never too late to achieve that beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for all your life!