Will Invisalign treatment be painful?

Will Invisalign treatment be painful?

Our Surrey dentists use Invisalign to straighten patient's teeth without the hassle of brackets and wires. Invisalign is the discrete way to straighten your smile, but does it hurt? 


Comfort is bound to be a primary consideration when deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for you. So it's only fair to wonder if Invisalign treatment is likely to be painful.

When discussing how Invisalign treatment feels, most of our Surrey patients tell us that the clear aligners don’t cause any pain, just slight discomfort that you gradually become used to, then forget about over time. 

Think of Invisalign aligners just like a new pair of shoes; once you've worn them for a little while, you begin to get used to how they feel.

Adjusting to Wearing Aligners

With any orthodontic treatment there will be an adjustment period as your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth get used to your orthodontic device. This is also true with Invisalign. 

In order to shift your teeth into their corrected positions, Invisalign's clear aligners need to put pressure on the teeth. This pressure can cause some discomfort. Typically you will feel some discomfort during the first few days after putting in a new set of aligners, then it will gradually wear off, until you put in your next set of aligners.

Although Invisalign's clear aligners don't have any metal brackets or wires that can hurt the inside of your mouth, your aligners could still irritate the soft tissues of your mouth until you become accustomed to them.

Ready to find out how Invisalign can improve your smile? Contact our Surrey dentists today, to book a consultation. We can help you achieve the straight, even smile you've been dreaming of!

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