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Does Invisalign® Hurt?

As an alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign® braces are completely clear and made of plastic. Adults who need their teeth moved to form a better smile especially like this type of braces. Total treatment averages nine to 15 months and while this method of straightening teeth won’t work for everyone, Invisalign works for most individuals.

When you contact Strober Dental in San Diego, California about Invisalign treatment, you will find a skilled, compassionate cosmetic dentist to help you achieve the best results possible for your smile, with the least amount of pain. You’ll also be able to see the amazing results of others in the Invisalign smile gallery at Strober Dental, all of whom were treated without pain or metal wires.

Pain Management of Invisalign Versus Metal Braces

Metal braces are tightened every six weeks, which means that pressure from movement of the teeth cause great discomfort. Many of those wearing metal braces are unable to eat anything but soft food for a few days after tightening. Invisalign braces are made differently and offer an improved method of pain management in the following ways:

  • Invisalign braces are supplanted for a new aligner roughly every two weeks
  • Due to more frequent alignment, smaller teeth movement results in less pressure
  • Invisalign patients require buttons or attachments placed on some of their teeth which can produce a rough surface, but these can be smoothed away by a dentist or orthodontist
  • Invisalign braces are completely removable while you eat and drink

Most important to remember is that Invisalign braces should never cause pain. Some discomfort is to be expected, but when compared to metal braces, Invisalign is a far superior method of managing pain experienced with teeth movement.

If you or a loved one is considering braces and have a concern about the pain involved with straightening your teeth, please contact Dr. Rod Strober at Strober Dental in San Diego, California. A consultation can be arranged to discuss your braces options and the financial arrangements that are available to you.

By |May 27th, 2011|Invisalign|