What to Expect for Your First Day of Invisalign
Temporary LispWhen you begin your Invisalign treatment, it isn’t unlikely to begin speaking with a slight lisp. Before you begin worrying about talking like this the entire treatment, remember that it is just a result of your tongue getting used to the aligners in your mouth. This usually goes away after approximately a week.
Irritation of Soft TissuesWhen you first get Invisalign, the soft tissues in your mouth won’t be used to the edges of your aligners quite yet. You will likely experience some irritation on your gums or the inside of your lips. This should go away after you get accustomed to wearing the aligners over time. If you are experiencing extreme discomfort or this does not improve, call your dentist. They will likely be able to trim the edges in order to make the aligners more comfortable.
SorenessNo teeth straightening option comes without soreness. Even thought his won’t be as uncomfortable as regular braces, you are still bound to experience some discomfort associated with the pressure being put on your teeth to move them to their new locations. This should subside after a few days. If you need to relieve the soreness, you can take over-the-counter pain medication.
Difficulty Removal of AlignersThis teeth straightening treatment is designed to fit your teeth perfectly and tightly. This means that it can be difficult to remove when you need to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Even though your dentist will show you how it’s done, it can still be difficult to get the hang of it. As time goes on, especially at the end of each two-week wear period, this should get easier. The first few days may not be the most comfortable and even feel a bit awkward. However, after a little bit of time you will easily be able to adjust to the aligners. With patience, you will be on a path towards a straighter smile.
About the Author
Dr. Joseph Zicchino provides a wide array of services, including Invisalign Clear Aligners, at his practice in Point Pleasant, NJ. He earned his dental degree from NYU Dental School and established Coastal Dental Group in 2004. For more information on Invisalign or to schedule a consultation, visit his website or call (732) 724-0296.