If you're weighing up the benefits of different orthodontic treatment options, comfort is likely to be a key factor! Here's a little about how it feels to wear Invisalign clear custom aligners to straighten your smile.
If your considering different orthodontic treatment options you're bound to be wondering how Invisalign's clear custom aligners feel when you're wearing them.
Patients often describe wearing their aligners as a discomfort you gradually get used to and forget about.
Think of aligners in the same way you would think about a new pair of shoes. Once you wear your Invisalign aligners for a little while, you will begin to become accustomed to how they feel.
Adjusting to Wearing to Your Aligners
No matter which orthodontic treatment you choose, there's bound to be an adjustment period when your treatment first begins.
In order for Invisalign to gradually guide your teeth into their desired positions, the aligners need to put some pressure on your teeth. That pressure on the teeth may cause some discomfort.
Discomfort due to your Invisalign treatment is most likely to occur during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners. This discomfort will gradually wear off until you put in the next set.
Although Invisalign does not contain any metal, the aligners can sometimes irritate the oral soft tissues while your mouth is becoming accustomed to the aligners.
Rest assured, that it won't take long for your gums and cheeks to toughen up, then the discomfort will soon fade away.
So keep your aligners in place, and try to tough it out for just a little while. After the first week or two your mouth will feel much better!