How painful can invisalign get?

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Yoshi is cute
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How painful can invisalign get?

#1 Postby Yoshi is cute » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:15 am

I'm a 22 year old who is considering on improving his teeth and oral health, but was wondering if invisalign has any complications down the track.




Thank you in advance and I hope you all have a successful, yet prosperous 2014.
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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#2 Postby Yoshi is cute » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:16 am

I had to post something within 12 hours or else this account would be seen as spam.

Mike02110
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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#3 Postby Mike02110 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:19 pm

Good question... I'm curious to see some of the responses.

I went for a consult, and haven't made a decision as to whether I want ceramic braces, or go with invisalign.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#4 Postby thatchick » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:19 am

Hi Yoshi!
I am currently on 5th out of 13th aligner. I had regular braces years ago as a teen and I have to say the pain is very minimal compared to regular braces. With invisalign the most I experience is a tight pressure when I change trays but it is not even bad at all.
Invisalign does get frustrating because you do have to remove them frequently in order to eat or drink anything that is not water. It is a lot more work then regular braces. I sometimes find myself not eating because I do not feel like dealing with taking them out and then brushing and putting them back on.
Also if you get attachments they can be bothersome since they feel quite uncomfortable when your aligners are out because they feel like they are scratching the inside of your cheeks, but again it is nothing too bad.

Good luck on your journey! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#5 Postby arciedee » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:05 am

I'm on tray 6 out of 44 and so far any pain has been minimal. I will get a few twinges on the first couple days after I switch trays, but I really only notice it when I take out the trays to eat. The soreness I've had hasn't required me to take any pain relievers or anything like that. People have different experiences and different pain tolerances, but from my experience, it's not bad at all!

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#6 Postby CatLadyAlice » Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:41 pm

I found my first tray extremely painful - to the point where I wondered if it was worth it! But after that, the pain rarely bothered me and I got quite used to it. Don't let the pain put you off. :)

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#7 Postby xkiwitatty » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:59 pm

Hmmm, for my first set of trays, I was feeling a lot of tenderness in my teeth on the first night during dinner time and all through the second and third day especially when I was taking them off and putting them on (Third day was already getting better though). I didn't even have attachments on yet too!

I'm on my second set of trays now with 16 attachments. My pre-molars on the upper and lower and also the canine teeth were in so much pain when removing the aligners the first day I got them that I almost didn't even want to take them off for dinner. Today is the second day and it's in way less pain than the first night though it still is painful. I'm hoping by the third day it'll be less painful to take them off for eating.

Other than that, Invisalign, I would say is minimal in terms of pressure when changing to new trays. But pain tolerance differs in everyone!

Good Luck!

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#8 Postby sal2 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:54 pm

I find some tenderness for the 1-3rd day of a new tray, as said above especially when taking tray out but really that's all there is, 'worst' pain has been accidentally pressing the plastic of an electric toothbrush against teeth, but nothing acute & no pain elsewhere on myface/ head.
I'd assumed once attachments were added the pain would increase but I've not noticed a change really - Invisalign seems quite gradual & gentle.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#9 Postby steven » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:13 am

You feel few complication, like Your gums may feel a bit sore when you first wear the trays, but that discomfort is generally temporary. I don't think it is most painful.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#10 Postby BracesU » Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:36 pm

In general, the first tray will be uncomfortable to some extent. The good news is that it gets better with time. Just know that tenderness means that your teeth are adjusting to a better position within the mouth and that your treatment is working. Be persistent and patient and make sure you tell your orthodontist about pain that persists that seems out of the ordinary. He/she may have some options for you to help with the process.

Cheers

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#11 Postby retroRedhead » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:37 pm

I am about to start Invisalign, and I asked my friend who also did it in her 40s. She described the initial pain like early child labor and forget tylenol, she used narcotic painkillers the first night. So anything less than that, I'll be happy.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#12 Postby americanabroad » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:55 am

I've had barely any 'pain.' I read online that taking tylenol an hour before switching a new tray in can help with this; I've found it good to do.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#13 Postby Chelsey » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:10 pm

Experiencing the pain it may not be fun, but it's a needed part of the process.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#14 Postby Rebeccasmells » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:30 pm

Mike02110 wrote:Good question... I'm curious to see some of the responses.

I went for a consult, and haven't made a decision as to whether I want ceramic braces, or go with invisalign.



Ceramic! Ortho has full control and you can't take it of.

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Re: How painful can invisalign get?

#15 Postby Rebeccasmells » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:31 pm

retroRedhead wrote:I am about to start Invisalign, and I asked my friend who also did it in her 40s. She described the initial pain like early child labor and forget tylenol, she used narcotic painkillers the first night. So anything less than that, I'll be happy.


She has a low pain threshold.


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