Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic solution for mild and moderate alignment issues. It has been used effectively on patients of all ages to fix underbite, overbite, and crooked teeth. Wearing Invisalign for the prescribed period may swiftly correct the issue while still being more inconspicuous than conventional braces. You will need to wear your aligners for roughly 22 hours daily, applying gentle but consistent pressure on your teeth. By working with Dana Samet DDS, you will be showing off your new smile within no time.

So what should you expect after getting your Invisalign treatment?

A little ache here and there is normal

One good news about Invisalign is that it does not cause any serious discomfort, not even during the first week. When you initially start using Invisalign and periodically when you transition to a new tray, you should anticipate moderate stiffness or soreness. It is due to the consistent, mild pressure your aligners apply to your teeth. Feeling some discomfort while wearing your Invisalign aligners is a good sign. It takes less than a week for the discomfort to disappear after you put in your first Invisalign tray. Tenderness often subsides with the second or third tray.

Your teeth may feel crowded when wearing your aligners

Your dentist makes some adjustments to tooth positioning with each pair of aligners. At the beginning and while changing trays, these aligners will feel tight and uncomfortable for a few days. However, they will become more tolerable to wear as your teeth move into their proper positions.

Talking may feel strange

It may take a few days or weeks before you become used to wearing aligners. During the first week of Invisalign treatment, you may discover you have a lisp. Talk as much as you can. Try listening to music, calling a friend, or reading a book out loud to yourself. You may acclimate to your aligners faster if you talk a lot, but only for a short time.

It may feel strange when you take a bite

Little bite adjustments may be necessary as your teeth adapt to the new aligners. It is quite normal, and after a few days of using the aligners, the discomfort should go away. Don’t hesitate to contact your dentist to have them examine your teeth’ alignment and make any required modifications if the problem continues.

Your gums might become swollen or irritated

Gum irritation or inflammation is a possible side effect of using Invisalign. Brushing and flossing twice a day may help minimize gum inflammation and pain. If you are experiencing discomfort while wearing aligners, talk to your dentist about using an antibacterial rinse or waxing the edges.

White, radiant teeth don’t just appear overnight. Getting your desired outcomes will demand dedication and patience, so you must realize that this early pain will fade rapidly but remain an inescapable part of the process. Realizing that the discomfort is part of the bigger picture will be worth the wait. If you are ready to transform your smile with Invisalign, consult the Dental Art of South Bay today.

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