Invisalign is on a constant rise as a preferred choice of orthodontic treatment by teenagers and adults. This cost-effective treatment gives you a healthy and beautiful appearance in a shorter time than traditional braces! Invisalign comes with numerous benefits, however, there are a few things you should take care of in order to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Read on for some tips to relieve your Invisalign pain from Dr. Laurie McNamara McClatchey and Dr. James A. McNamara at McNamara Orthodontics.
- Choose Soft Foods in Your Diet
Your eating habits are often the culprits of discomfort while being treated with Invisalign. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your meals without being uncomfortable! Choose soft foods when your teeth are sore due to movement when possible and cut up chewier foods into small pieces.
- Switch to New Trays Before Bedtime
It is normal to experience some initial discomfort when you switch to your next aligner. Try moving on to your next set of aligners before you go to bed. The constant tooth movements are what are to blame for any discomfort you may be experiencing. Why not sleep through the initial hours of discomfort vs thinking about it during the day.
- Choose a Skilled Invisalign Team
Who you choose to treat your Invisalign correction matters a lot. It’s very important that your orthodontist and their team have the right skills to ensure an effective treatment experience. Also, not all patients are good Invisalign candidates. Be sure to check with your orthodontist about the procedure and number of sessions required before choosing Invisalign.
If you implement these tips, most of your minimal Invisalign-related discomfort should be relieved. As always, please feel free to contact our office with any Invisalign questions you may have. We’re here to help!