Is Invisalign Treatment Painful?

One of the unpleasant realities of orthodontics is that treatment can often cause discomfort as your tooth alignment changes. Growing up, you might have heard stories from your friends about the pain of getting their braces tightened. Does Invisalign cause the same pain? Keep reading to learn more.

The Truth About Orthodontic Pain

While most orthodontic treatments do cause a bit of discomfort, the pain is more mild than what patients had to deal with in the past. This is because orthodontic advancements have made braces and aligners smaller and more efficient than the hardware available a few decades ago. In general, Invisalign users will usually have a more comfortable experience than braces users.

Keeping Invisalign Comfortable

If you experience discomfort with your Invisalign aligners, there are a few things you can do to find relief. Always wear your aligners for the prescribed amount of time and change your aligners on your orthodontist’s assigned schedule. Some users find switching to their new aligners before bed will make the aligners more comfortable the following day. You can also use a cold compress or over-the-counter pain relievers on the day that you need to switch aligners.

Porter, TX Orthodontics

Are you interested in discreet, effective orthodontics? Invisalign can help. Call Porter Smiles Dental at 281-519-7200 to learn more about this treatment.