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7 Ways to Avoid the After-Effects of Wearing Clear Aligners

August 6, 2018

7 Ways to Avoid the After-Effects of Wearing Clear Aligners

People often ask if clear aligners are troublesome or not. To answer straight, there isn’t any pain while putting the aligners on or starting the treatment, but yes, there would a feeling of discomfort for obvious reasons. Our body does not accept any foreign object easily and that is why it causes discomfort.

Once our body becomes accustomed to the aligners, gradually that feeling starts fading away. When you are wearing your new aligner, you need to stick to it for at least the first eight hours. You can’t take them off. Slight discomfort is the main thing that will trouble you in this initial stage. Still, for the temporary discomfort, here are some tips for you.

  • In order to reduce the discomfort from the clear aligner, you need to abide by the rules and regulations set by the orthodontist. The change of aligner is scheduled looking at the condition of your teeth and is the probable cause of discomfort.
  • Some people complain that they feel pain when taking the clear aligners in and out. It has a strong impact on the structure of the teeth and the gum as well, because they are changing the shape of the teeth. To avoid the pain, the orthodontists will advise a medicine right for you. Follow the dosage and speak to them if the pain persists.
  • Generally, the clear aligners have blunt ends and they do not hurt the gum, but in some cases, patients feel sharp or rough edges. This irritates their mouth. To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, you should be consulting a reputable orthodontist and using the proper aligner that is recommended for you.
  • You have to carry on the normal routine of your mouth. Practice chewing with it in so that it can place into the correct position and your teeth can move to the new desired place.

  • You may also feel sensitivity in your gums. It is not the clear aligners that cause this directly. However, sensitivity can be caused by a number of things, such as inflammation in of a tooth or any movement of the teeth. This flares up the inflammation to increase the feeling of sensitivity.
  • Don’t try anything at home. If you feel that you can open and put the trays in on your own at your home, you are mistaking it. Consult your orthodontists for safe handling.

From inspection to treatment and follow up; anything regarding your ill-shaped teeth, you can contact Orthodontic Arts and get clear aligners. But don’t forget to follow the maintenance tips provided.

** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.