Comfort is likely to be a big part of your decision making process when you're considering the various treatment options available to straighten your teeth. Here's a little from our dentist on how it feels to wear an Invisalign clear aligner.
It’s natural to be curious about how your new aligners are going to feel. You'll be relieved to know that for most people they don’t cause pain. The feeling is more usually described as a discomfort that you get used to and eventually are able to just forget about.
Much like a new pair of shoes, once you wear your Invisalign aligners for a little while, you will begin to get used to how they feel.
Getting Used to Your Aligners
As with traditional braces, there will be an adjustment period when wearing Invisalign.
Since the reason you're wearing Invisalign aligners is to shift your teeth into a straighter smile, it's necessary for the aligners to put pressure on your teeth.
A little soreness is to be expected when you put pressure on your teeth. You will likely notice this soreness during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners, but it gradually wears off, until it is time to put in the next set of aligners.
Invisalign aligners do not contain any metal but the aligners can sometimes irritate the oral soft tissues while your mouth is getting used to them.
But it's important to remember that given a little time, your gums and cheeks will toughen up and the aligners will no longer cause discomfort.
So tough it out and after the first week or two it’ll feel much better!