Comfort is bound to be a big part of your decision when considering orthodontic treatment options. Here's a little from our dentist on how it feels to wear Invisalign clear aligners.
Naturally you're going to wonder how your new aligners will feel when you're wearing them. Most Invisalign patients report that the aligners don’t cause pain. Instead, they tell us that it’s a discomfort that you get used to and eventually forget about.
It's good to think of Invisalign aligners much like a new pair of shoes. After you wear them for a little while, you begin to get used to how they feel.
Getting Used to Your Aligners
There is an adjustment period when wearing Invisalign, much like there is with traditional metal braces.
Since the whole point of Invisalign is to shift your teeth into a straighter smile, the aligners have to put pressure on your teeth in order to do their job.
Putting pressure on the teeth may mean soreness. You might feel this soreness during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners, but it eventually wears off, until it is time to put the next set in.
Invisalign does not contain any metal but the aligners can sometimes irritate the oral soft tissues until you become accustomed to them.
But rest assured, after awhile your gums and cheeks will toughen up and the aligners will no longer cause discomfort.
So it's good to just tough it out, then after the first week or two it’ll feel much better!