Will Invisalign treatment hurt?

Will Invisalign treatment hurt?

At Ridge Meadows Orthodontics we offer Invisalign® as a way to straighten teeth without the need for brackets and wires. If you are considering Invisalign to straighten your smile, you may be wondering if Invisalign treatment will hurt. Here's what other Invisalign patients tell us...

Choosing the Orthodontic Treatment That's Right for You

Comfort is bound to be an important consideration as you're deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for your smile. Our Invisalign patients often tell us that their aligners don’t cause them pain as such, just slight discomfort that you soon become accustomed to and stop noticing after awhile.

It can be helpful to think of Invisalign aligners sort of like a new pair of shoes; once you've worn them for a while, you gradually become comfortable with how they feel.

Adjusting to Orthodontic Treatment

Regardless of which orthodontic treatment you choose there will be a brief and perhaps uncomfortable adjustment period as you become accustomed to your new device. This is the case whether you choose braces or Invisalign to straighten your smile.

It's also important to note that, just like braces Invisalign aligners need to put targeted, gentle pressure on your teeth in order to move them. That pressure can cause some discomfort. This pressure is typically felt in the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners, then gradually wears off, until you switch to the next set in your series.

No Metal Brackets or Wires to Cause Irritation

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign doesn't have bulky brackets or wires to poke or rub the inside of your mouth, nonetheless, your clear aligners could still cause some irritation as your mouth gets used to them. We understand that it can be unpleasant but try to be patient, given a little time your gums and cheeks will toughen up and the aligners should stop causing irritation.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact Ridge Meadows Orthodontics today, to book a consultation. Our Maple Ridge orthodontists can examine your teeth and bite and recommend the best treatment option to help you reach your smile goals.

Book your first orthodontic consultation today at Ridge Meadows Orthodontics.