Does Invisalign Hurt the Entire Time?

It’s no surprise that Invisalign is more popular today than ever before. It allows teens and adults to straighten their teeth and achieve beautiful smiles in a comfortable, discreet way. Patients often prefer Invisalign over traditional metal braces because the clear aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, blushing, and flossing.

As long as they wear their aligners for at least 22 hours a day, they’re teeth will likely move into their proper positions. With Invisalign, patients don’t have to worry about any uncomfortable metal in their mouth. They can enjoy their favorite meals and beverages and clean their teeth without any issues. Most Invisalign patients go about their lives as they normally would with no discomfort.

Here at Gladwell Orthodontics, some patients ask us whether Invisalign hurts the entire time. They may have heard that Invisalign causes a bit of minor pain at the very beginning and are wondering whether this pain will persist.

If you feel any pain while wearing your Invisalign aligners, know that it is evidence that the pressure necessary to straighten your teeth is being generated. Your teeth aren’t used to this pressure and need some time to adjust.

The good news is that eventually, you’ll get used to this pressure and the pain will subside. In the event your pain becomes moderate or severe, be sure to contact our office right away.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics

For more information on the pain associated with Invisalign, we encourage you to contact us today at 919-453-6325.