At our Neutral Bay dental clinic, our patients regularly enquire about teeth straightening treatments and want to better understand the processes involved. One of the most common questions asked about Invisalign treatment is whether it is painful. (It’s no surprise that most people want to avoid pain wherever possible!)
We are glad to say that Invisalign is one of the least painful cosmetic treatments available. Invisalign is a modern dental treatment option that most people choose to fix crooked or misaligned teeth. Because Invisalign clear aligners gradually move your teeth to a new position over an extended time, they rarely create serious pain in the mouth.
A little bit of soreness can be expected, particularly when a new set of clear aligners is being introduced. However, significant pain is rare and unlikely. Your dentist may recommend over-the-counter painkillers and a cold compress to reduce any discomfort during your treatment.
As well as being minimally painful, Invisalign has a range of other benefits including:
Easy to use
Fast and effective
Basically invisible to onlookers
Don’t require serious or extensive surgery.
Are braces painful?
When considering options for straightening a smile, many people consider both braces and Invisalign. Depending on the nature of your smile, one of these treatment methods may be more suitable than the other. Your Neutral Bay dentist will be able to provide tailored advice for you.
Like most dental procedures, braces can cause some degree of discomfort. This soreness can often occur when the braces have been tightened by your dentist – which may occur every few weeks depending on your treatment plan.
Similar to Invisalign, basic painkillers and a cold compress can help to alleviate some of this discomfort. Slight pain might not necessarily mean something is wrong. In fact, it is to be expected as your teeth move into their new positions.
How can you get started with Invisalign?
If you are seriously considering Invisalign as a pain-free and cost-effective option for straightening your smile, the first step is booking an appointment with your trusted Neutral Bay dental surgery. It’s important that you have an initial conversation with your dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign treatment, or whether there might be a more appropriate solution for you.
During this first consult, your dentist Neutral Bay will probably examine your smile and ask some questions about what you want to achieve. If they think Invisalign might be a choice for you, then X-rays may be necessary to further see the condition of your mouth and jaw. Your dentist will also discuss pricing and treatment timeframes to ensure you understand what the process involves.
From there, your Neutral Bay dentist will need to order your first set of clear Invisalign aligners to kick-start the straightening process!
At the Dental Sanctuary, our North Sydney dentist offers much more than Invisalign treatment. We can also provide advice on teeth whitening, cosmetic treatments, general dentistry, and emergency dentistry. Contact our dental clinic Neutral Bay for more information and to book an appointment today.