This is a common question of patients in our West Village dental office! When you chose Invisalign or clear aligner therapy, it is only natural to wonder if it will hurt a little? After all, clear braces and aligners can drastically push and move your teeth!
In Dr. Bracy’s experience, the most common discomfort occurs at the start of Invisalign treatment and when the patient changes into a new aligner set. At the start of the Invisliagn treatment, you are getting used to wearing plastic in your mouth for the first time! Sometimes the edges of the clear aligner may rub your gum or cheek and cause some minor irritation. Also, Invisalign uses optimized and clear attachments (like little tooth-colored buttons on some teeth). Sometimes it takes a little time to get used to these. Most patients quickly adapt to clear aligner therapy and this pain or discomfort can be attended to. Sometimes the aligners need minor adjustments by Dr. Bracy to make them more comfortable. Also, when the patient switches to a new aligner (usually every 1-2 weeks) it may be more tight and cause some minor soreness.
Dr. Bracy has done multitudes of Invisalign treatment in his Chelsea dental office and to date, no one has stopped treatment or been dissatisfied with Invisliagn treatment due to pain for discomfort! One of the advantages of choosing a premium clear aligner brand like Invisalign is the dentist supervision of your treatment! If you are having any pain or discomfort, you can stop by our NYC dental office and have it attended to immediately and given solutions to help with it. Bottom line – if you do experience any pain or discomfort with Invisalign it should be minimal!