Invisalign Helton Drive Florence AL
When it comes to straightening teeth, Invisalign is a great choice. These clear aligners are usually more comfortable than wearing braces. Many clients report their Invisalign pain, if any, as discomfort or pressure when their teeth shift into new positions.
When patients initially obtain aligners or switch to new ones, it is usual for them to be uncomfortable. It may be unpleasant because your teeth are being positioned. There's an adjustment period for your mouth. You are shifting your teeth into a new place by installing a new aligner. This may cause tooth soreness for a few days. Others have discomfort throughout their therapy, while others just feel it for a few days. Aligners are repositioning your teeth. If you experience some discomfort or pain, it could just be due to your teeth shifting and adjusting. It means that they're working properly.
The good news is that there are ways to reduce any discomfort experienced during your Invisalign treatment. At Singing River Dentistry we can help you get the best orthodontic care to correct your bite. There are several steps you can take to help alleviate any pain from Invisalign.
An Icepack Can Help
Numbing the painful area with something cold will reduce swelling. Reducing swelling can help reduce the pain. Apply the icepack or cold compress in 10-minute intervals. Try not to touch your skin directly. Wrapping the ice in a piece of cloth or towel is preferable. You can do this several times a day.
Drink Some Cold Water
Taking a sip of cold water will help to soothe the area. Using your aligners doesn't prevent you from drinking water, so you don't have to remove them to drink water. Drinking sugary drinks, such as soda or juice, will harm your teeth and can cause cavities. Your aligners should be removed when drinking anything other than water, as well as when eating.
Avoid Hard Foods
Hard foods including crackers, chips, and nuts can be troublesome to chew when your teeth are sore. Stick with soft foods like bread, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, and hummus that won't hurt when you bite into them.
Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, or another over-the-counter painkillers can help with the pain. Make sure to follow the package instructions and dose as suggested on your medication.
Invisalign pain commonly occurs after you change the aligners, so taking a painkiller before replacing the aligner can help prevent it altogether. Orajel can be applied right onto your gums or teeth where ever you are having swelling or pain. You will feel a temporary numbing effect. Be sure to remove your Invisalign before applying Orajel.
At first, patients are likely to feel increased pain when using Invisalign. In some cases, you might need a little time to adjust to the new norm and tough it out for a while. Any discomfort from Invisalign may disappear or significantly reduce after a few months of using your aligners.
It is usually less painful to straighten teeth using Invisalign than other techniques such as traditional braces. Many people report only mild discomfort when wearing aligners. If you do come into contact with Invisalign pain, you can reduce it in many ways.
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For your Invisalign system, please visit your Florence, AL dentist at Singing River Dentistry. Contact us today at (256) 904-4220.