If you are someone who has been told that you need to have some adjustments made to the shaping and positioning of your teeth, then it’s very likely that you will have come across Invisalign as a suggestion once or twice. Widely considered to be the best of its kind, Invisalign is a type of clear orthodontic aligner treatment that has fast become the most popular choice among children and adults alike.
Here at Withers Dental, we always recommend Invisalign as one of the best courses of treatment for teeth alignment, and the one question we receive in return nine times out of ten is “does it hurt?”. Well, here is some information about that very topic.
So does Invisalign hurt?
- Invisalign does hurt but in general, it is less painful than traditional metal braces. The honest truth is that, yes, Invisalign can have the potential to cause pain in your mouth as it works to align your teeth, but the important thing to remember is that the levels of discomfort you might experience in the process are far lower than you might experience with more traditional track braces.
- What is important to remember is that this is a discomfort that will fade over time. As your teeth start to adjust to wearing the aligners, any pain that you might have felt in the initial ‘moving’ stage will quickly go away.
- The main source of discomfort that you will feel when using Invisalign is the soreness that comes from the aligners pressing against your teeth, but as soon as your teeth start responding positively to the placement into which they are being persuaded, you will find that this discomfort disappears.
- What is most important to remember here is that you won’t have to go through any of the age-old pain related problems that traditional braces used to pose such as gum cuts and ulcers from metal frame friction.
- The general consensus is that whilst any type of dental alignment is going to pose its own pain issues, Invisalign is one of the kindest options currently available.
So, if you think that you might be a perfect candidate for Invisalign, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We like to welcome new patients as often as we can, and you can always rely on us for swift and timely appointment making. Feel free to contact one of our team members with any questions that you might have. We look forward to being able to solve your dental issues with a course of easy and effective treatments.
Article by Dr Andrew Withers
Dr Andrew Withers is a proud third generation dentist. His grandfather Hubert Withers and father John Withers practised in the Toowoomba QLD area for many years.