Anyone who wore braces as a child knows the feeling: the orthodontist tightened your braces and for the first few days you can’t eat hard foods because your teeth hurt so much. Are you considering having your teeth straightened with aligners from Invisalign? Then you may be wondering if these braces hurt too. We’ll tell you in this blog.
Pressure on the teeth
At Felix & Bellus, we do everything we can to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. Treatment with aligners from Invisalign should not hurt. However, we cannot rule out the possibility that you may experience some tooth sensitivity. The braces continuously exert an even pressure on your teeth to move them into the correct position. Because of this, some people experience a somewhat uncomfortable pressing sensation the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. This is not a bad thing at all, it just means that your teeth are transforming into a dazzling smile! Are you experiencing no pain and discomfort at all? That doesn’t mean the aligners aren’t working. You are then just one of the lucky ones in whom the Invisalign treatment is painless.
We sometimes hear from people that their teeth feel looser when they take their aligners off. This is only natural. Your teeth are slowly pushed into a different position and your gums take a while to adjust to it. Your gums lag a little behind the movement of your teeth, so to speak, so the gums don’t fit tightly around your teeth everywhere. This recovers itself over time. Give your gums a little time and they will naturally form around the teeth again.
Do you have any pain symptoms?
Your health is most important to us. A treatment with Invisalign aligners should not hurt. Do you have pain? Please contact us immediately. We will then look again at the design of the aligners, so we can continue the treatment pain free.
Do you want to know more?
We can imagine that you have questions about treatment with Invisalign aligners. That’s why you are always welcome to visit our practice in Eindhoven. An information meeting is free of charge and without any obligation, so you’re not tied to anything. You can always email, call or text us. Or fill out the call-back form on the right side of this page, and we will call you back as soon as possible.