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Will Wearing Invisalign Feel Uncomfortable at First?

Having a beautiful smile is important to many people, and having properly aligned teeth is an essential part of this scenario. If your front teeth have gaps in between them or your teeth are slightly crooked, having them straightened through Invisalign can restore their natural beauty.

So does Invisalign feel uncomfortable? If you don’t have any experience with Invisalign and you don’t know anyone who has, you probably have a few questions, such as:

  • Does it take a long time to get used to wearing Invisalign?
  • Does Invisalign feel uncomfortable to your teeth, jaws, or soft tissues when you first begin to wear your trays?
  • Is there anything you can do to ease this discomfort?

Does Invisalign Feel Uncomfortable When You First Wear The Trays?

It’s understandable to wonder about how your new aligners are going to feel. Will Invisalign feel uncomfortable the first time you place your trays onto your teeth? For most people, this answer is yes. The teeth aren’t used to wearing anything on them.

Does this make Invisalign feel uncomfortable? Yes, it does. Plastic aligners are going to feel different to your teeth, your gums, your tongue, and your lips. You might feel like taking your Invisalign out simply because you feel so uncomfortable, in fact.

But in order for it to work you need to keep them in for about 22 hours per day. So tough it out and after the first week or two it’ll feel much better. We promise!


Does Invisalign Feel Uncomfortable to You? Here Are a Few Tips That Can Help

Does Invisalign feel uncomfortable to you? Are you tempted to take your tray out? If so, you should resist that urge because it is only going to prolong the process.

Realize that Invisalign trays are similar to a new pair of shoes or tight pants. Once you wear them for a little while, you begin to get used to how they feel. Try to distract yourself by doing an activity that engages your full attention. Keep your trays and teeth clean to prevent discomfort from occurring.


Does Invisalign Feel Uncomfortable Because You Are Allergic to The Trays?

Does Invisalign feel uncomfortable if you have an allergy to them? Although it is rare, some people are allergic to the plastic that is used to fabricate Invisalign trays. For these people, the discomfort might be related specifically to the allergy rather than newness, cleanliness, or tightness.