Since its debut, Invisalign has become the preferred way for patients to straighten their teeth and achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Invisalign aligners are removable, meaning patients can take them out every time they eat, drink, brush, and floss. They can continue to eat their favorite foods and don’t have to worry about brushing and flossing through wires and brackets.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of Invisalign aligners is that they are discreet. If you undergo Invisalign treatment, most people will have no idea you have aligners in your mouth. Invisalign is truly the most comfortable and discreet orthodontic treatment available.

Some patients visit our office and ask us whether Invisalign hurts. The truth is that mild discomfort may arise during Invisalign. The good news is that this discomfort fades away quickly and can be easily managed wit over-the-counter pain medications like Tylenol.

Discomfort from Invisalign is typically the result of aligners trays performing their job and shifting the teeth into their proper positions. Basically, if you feel any discomfort during Invisalign treatment, your aligners are working and you’re on your way to an improved smile.

While minor discomfort is normal during Invisalign treatment, you should never experience any major, throbbing pain when you place aligner trays your mouth. In the event that you do, reach out to us immediately. We’ll evaluate your mouth and determine the issue.

Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have any questions related to Invisalign pain and discomfort, we encourage you to contact our Great Falls, VA office. Call us at 703-439-1214 today.