One of the great advantages of removable dental aligners is that you can take them out to clean your teeth. But under certain circumstances, wearing them can put your teeth at greater risk of tooth decay. There are many nerve endings connected between the teeth, jaw and face. Some Invisalign users may experience pain as a side effect of the pressure used by the aligner to position their teeth in the correct position.
This pain may be felt in the form of a headache, jaw pain, ear pain, or neck pain. Some users may also experience jaw bursting, as tooth realignment can affect jaw placement and bite. Some patients may get used to the gentle pressure of the aligners and feel less pain during treatment. Some patients may experience more sensation of tenderness than pain.
If this happens, it will most likely affect the pronunciation of the sounds “s”, “sh” or “th”. However, often the problem is small enough that other people probably won't notice it. Any speech problems should completely disappear once the mouth and tongue are adjusted and adapted to the use of Invisalign. It's unlikely, but if there is a speech problem that does not go away, talk to the dentist.
Invisalign is supposed to fit your teeth perfectly and won't slip or slip. There could be a problem with the way the tray was molded. This could cause it to be too tight, too loose, or not properly seated in the teeth. Any of these things can make it hard to talk.
In some patients, aligners may also increase the risk of TMJ problems. The thickness of the aligner plastic slightly changes the way the teeth bite. This does not affect the joints in most patients, but in those at risk of TMJ dysfunction, even the thin plastic of the aligners may be enough to impact the joint. While there are a number of bite problems that Invisalign can address, it doesn't always have the same capabilities as traditional braces.
Invisalign, like any orthodontic appliance that stays in the patient's mouth, can take a few days to get used to. But that doesn't mean there can't be some teething problems with Invisalign treatment along the way (involuntary pun intended). While patients can eat any food during treatment with Invisalign, they may be surprised that they don't always want to do so. Most patients who receive treatment with Invisalign visit the dentist every four to six weeks to evaluate their progress.
So what can you do to make sure your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw joints stay healthy while undergoing treatment with Invisalign? If you smoke, don't remove Invisalign when you eat or drink, and you have a bad dental routine, staining and plaque buildup could occur on the aligners. Invisalign retainers should be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day, leaving 2 a day for hours to eat. Because of the high risk of tooth decay and gum disease, you must commit to practicing good oral hygiene during your treatment with Invisalign. In the Invisalign treatment planning phase, it is important for patients to prepare for what is to come.
The good news is that, because of the way they are designed, Invisalign problems with eating and talking tend to be easier to treat. Some adverse clinical events reported that the polyurethane and isocyanate components that make up Invisalign retainers can cause allergic reactions. Unlike traditional metal braces, which stick to your teeth for years or months at a time, Invisalign trays are specifically designed to be removable. But using Invisalign while eating or drinking even a little bit is a bad idea, as it can damage the trays.
It's always exciting to start a new treatment, especially one with results as incredible as Invisalign. Believe it or not, removing trays during meals or snacks sometimes causes more problems with Invisalign than eating or drinking. .