The Invisalign system has become widely known for the distinct advantages it offers throughout treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is lightweight, comfortable, and remains virtually invisible at all times! Clear aligners are made of smooth thermoplastic known as SmartTrack material for optimum comfort. However, some patients may experience slight initial discomfort or soreness when wearing aligners for the first time. Here are some tips on how to make Invisalign treatment more comfortable:
It is normal for Invisalign patients to wear a new set of clear aligners and experience slight discomfort in their tongue or cheek. In order to resolve this problem, we recommend using an emery board. An emery board is similar to a nail file, featuring a smooth side and coarse side, helping smooth out edges to make for a more comfortable fit.
Orthodontic wax is a clear silicone wax intended specifically for dental use. In addition to an emery board, orthodontic wax helps reduce irritation in your gums, tongue, or lip by being applied along the gum line where aligner edges rest. A small strip of wax is pushed up against the gums to prevent any irritation.
Canker-X is an ointment used to treat canker sores and other sores that may develop in the mouth. This ointment contains a topical anesthetic called benzocaine that helps numb the area of application. In addition, thisi ointment also acts a bandage that provides hours of additional relief and comfort.
If a North York orthodontist doesn’t prescribe pain medication, over-the-counter pain relievers may be quite helpful in the first day with new aligners. When wearing a set of aligners for the first time, it may be beneficial to take an Advil and apply aligners before sleep to prevent initial discomfort. This adjustment time will give your aligners a more comfortable fit by the time you wake up.
Biotene & XyliMelts
Invisalign may cause dry mouth in patients who do public speaking such as lectures, speeches, or business meetings. Biotene is a moisturizing spray that lubricates the inside of your mouth for hours of additional comfort. XyliMelts are lozenges that rest in between your cheek and gums to coat, soothe, and moisturize the mouth throughout the day or night.
Finding Out How To Make Invisalign Treatment More Comfortable In North York ON
In conclusion, Dr. Nalbandian and our team at Wired Orthodontics are leading professionals in orthodontic care. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Invisalign or Invisalign Teen in North York ON, Scarborough ON, Markahm ON, and Toronto ON. Contact Wired Orthodontics to schedule a complimentary consultation today. Call now (647) 344-9473.