Will my Invisalign treatment be painful?

Will my Invisalign treatment be painful?

Patients often ask us if Invisalign treatment will be painful. Here's more from our Surrey dentists on what you can expect if you choose Invisalign to straighten your teeth. 


When deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for you, comfort is bound to be one of your primary considerations.

Patients tell us that their Invisalign clear aligners cause a slight discomfort that they gradually get used, but not actually any pain. In fact, they say that after awhile you become accustomed to the discomfort, and gradually  forget about it.

It can be helpful to think of your aligners in the same way you would think of a new pair of shoes; once you've worn them for a while you begin to get used to how they feel.

Adjusting to Wearing Aligners

Whether you decide to straighten your smile with traditional metal braces or Invisalign, there is going to be an adjustment period.

To shift your teeth into the desired positions, your clear aligners have to put pressure on your teeth. The pressure can cause some discomfort.

Typically, you will notice a bit of discomfort during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners. Gradually the soreness will wear off, until you put the next set in.

Invisalign doesn't have any irritating metal brackets or wires, nonetheless the aligners can cause some irritation to the soft tissues of your mouth until your mouth gets used to them.

Be patient and give your gums and cheeks a little time to toughen up. Soon your adjustment period will be over and your aligners will no longer cause you discomfort.

If you think Invisalign may be the right orthodontic treatment for you, contact our Surrey dentist today, to book a consultation. We can help you achieve the straight, even smile you've been dreaming of!

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