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What will happen at the beginning of the Invisalign treatment?

Beginning of the Invisalign treatment : First, learning how to properly place the Invisalign devices in the mouth is easy. There is only a small need of having a little supervision. At the beginning, the teeth are ‘’crooked’’, and we need to properly align the device. You will notice that the adaptation of the device with the teeth is really precise, and that there is not any inconvenient.

Your manner of speaking might be slightly altered, but will be back to normal after a few hours. The mouth might have a reflex to produce more saliva, like if you were eating a candy. This is nothing to worry about, and everything will be back to normal within the first day.

Then, you need to learn how to remove them. Because the device is well adapted, we need to develop small tricks to properly remove them, and then it becomes easy.

THE PAIN at the beginning of the Invisalign treatment

The device does create a certain form of pressure on the teeth, so what happens?

In fact, there will be an inflammatory reaction surrounding the tooth in the gum (alveolus). What you feel is pain or discomfort at the periodontal ligament (which holds the tooth in the alveolus).

What can be odd, is when you chew or when you touch your lower and upper teeth together.

They are some people who will ask for painkillers such as Tylenol or Advil which you would take every 4 hours. I give stronger prescription on an optional basis.

If this inflammatory reaction would not occur, there would be no orthodontic movement, so it is normal to experience a mild form of pain at the beginning of the treatment. Take note that this does not last for the entirety of the treatment, and that usually after 2 or 3 days, if not sooner, the pain increases and then disappears.
Concerning the cheeks and the tongue, the device is well adjusted so you might feel a bit of irritation at the beginning only.

And there you go, the start of the Invisalign treatment is completed without a glitch!

Dr. Alain Brault, Orthodontist in Montreal and Mont-Tremblant