- Will my teeth hurt and ache? Teeth can be temporarily sensitive when eating or drinking something cold. This is true for Invisalign or braces. Healthy teeth respond to orthodontic movement, so this is to be expected whether you choose braces or Invisalign. This is a sign that your gums and teeth are getting used to their new shape and position. You’ll likely want to pack Advil or Tylenol for school or work that day. While the ache in the teeth is the same with braces and Invisalign, there are no poking brackets or broken wires to cause pain in your cheeks or lips. So overall, the pain is less with Invisalign!
- Invisalign aligners must be removed to eat. This is a positive and a negative. Removal to eat allows you to not change your lifestyle, as there are no food restrictions like with braces. Popcorn? Corn on the cob? Candy? These are all ok to eat! However, you must brush your teeth prior to putting the Invisalign aligners back in your mouth, otherwise the aligner can trap food onto your teeth.
- Do you want better, faster results? Your teeth and gums need alittle extra care during Invisalign. More frequent flossing and brushing during orthodontics keeps healthy gums and teeth, which keeps the tooth movement efficient and on schedule. Our doctors will explain tips and tricks to maximize the efficiency of your treatment.
- We’ll give you plenty of cases so you don’t need to put your trays in a napkin while eating. We recommend keeping a case at school, work, bathroom sink, kitchen, anywhere you might remove your trays for even a few minutes!
We hope these tips helped inform you what it will be like to have Invisalign in Harrisburg PA. We work with many teens (and adult) who are looking for help getting on the path to their best possible smile. With our 3-D imaging centers we’re able to show you exactly what your teeth will look like over the course of getting your sets of aligners. We’ll be there if you need replacements or adjustments or simply have any questions.
Schedule your consultation with the experts on Invsialign in Harrisburg PA and Mechanicsburg, Pa at Hilton Diminick Orthodontics today. We’re conveniently located in nearby Camp Hill and Harrisburg PA. Call 833-321-STR8 or use our simple appointment scheduling form.