is invisalign uncomfortable

Should Invisalign be Uncomfortable

is invisalign uncomfortableBloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA

Invisalign offers custom clear aligners to straighten crooked, overlapping, or gapped teeth. Teens and adults alike opt for Invisalign because it is discreet, and the aligners are removable for cleaning your teeth and when you eat or drink. Plus, Invisalign could offer results in as little as 12 to 18 months, all without the need for brackets and wires like traditional braces. But should Invisalign be uncomfortable? Today on the blog, we discuss what it’s like to wear Invisalign aligners and whether they should feel comfortable throughout your treatment.

What are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners are made from 3D scans of your teeth and bite. Therefore, they have a precise fit. The aligners are about 0.3mm thick and are so thin that you will hardly notice wearing them. The edges are made smooth so that the aligners do not rub and irritate your gums, lips, or tongue. Invisalign aligners are crafted from medical-grade, high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers. You’ll have a set number of aligners that you wear throughout treatment. Each set is worn for approximately one to two weeks, or as directed by your Invisalign provider in Bloomsburg. Our dentist meets with you at each stage of treatment and delivers your next aligner set. Before you leave the dentist’s office with your aligners, we will have you try them in and ensure they fit well and answer any questions that you have about your treatment and aligner care.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Your treatment plan and aligners are designed for your unique smile needs. By applying gentle pressure (just like traditional metal braces) the aligners move your teeth into alignment, closing gaps and straightening overlapping or crooked teeth.

What does it feel like to wear Invisalign aligners?

The aligners fit snugly but should be relatively comfortable throughout treatment. Most Invisalign wearers report minimal if any, discomfort. However, it is normal to feel a mild to moderate ache in your mouth when changing aligners. This is because your teeth are getting used to the new aligners that apply pressure a little differently than the previous set. However, this discomfort is mild and usually subsides within a couple of days. If you experience any mild discomfort when changing to a new set, we recommend eating easy-to-chew foods to help manage your discomfort. Therefore, once you “break in” your new set of aligners, you’ll hardly notice them after that! If at any time your aligners irritate your gums, lips, or tongue, let your Bloomsburg Invisalign provider know and we can make some adjustments to smooth the edges.

Invisalign Provider in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Invisalign can be an excellent option for teens or adults that desire straighter teeth but prefer not to wear traditional metal braces that are noticeable and uncomfortable. Clear aligner orthodontics is ideal for many patients but may not be suitable in all cases. If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign or see if this treatment is right for you, contact Hamilton Dental Care by calling (570) 387-0533.