Do Invisible Braces Hurt?
You might have been born with little imperfections, but you don’t need to bear with them for the rest of your life. With the improvements on early discoveries and new scientific innovations there are several ways to treat the imperfections perfectly!
Braces are one of the devices that turn the imperfections into perfection. Crooked teeth, an over-bite, an under-bite, abrupt spacing etc. can make you embarrassed to smile in front of others. Braces are there to help fix this. This teeth-shaping tool has several variations in terms of look. The functionalities of the braces are all same, no matter what design you choose. The latest addition to these variations is invisible braces or Invisalign. These are convenient to use and without the prominent visibility.
While opting for invisible braces or even metal ones, people often want to know if it will hurt or not. Therefore, it is important to know that braces do not hurt at all while applying. There may be an uneasy feeling as a foreign body is attached to your teeth and you do need to wear it for 20 hours a day, but it is not painful.
Process of application for invisible braces or others includes:
- Consultation: Before any treatment progresses, you need to consult with an orthodontist. The specialized physician will examine the condition of your teeth, sometimes using X-rays. The X-ray does not hurt. If the orthodontist thinks you need braces, you will need to give an impression of your teeth using a material called alginate. You need to press it against the teeth but this causes no pain.
- The Bonding: No matter what type of brace you have chosen, the orthodontist will help to bond it with the same care. You need to fix an appointment for the bonding process. Fixed braces will need more time to get settled on the teeth, whereas invisible braces take less time as it is removable. In both cases, you may feel some discomfort, but no pain.
- Periodical Visit: You need to see the orthodontist periodically after the bonding. He will check the position of the teeth and adjust the braces accordingly. You need to see the orthodontist periodically after the bonding. He will check the position of the teeth and adjust the braces accordingly.
- Removal: Generally, invisible braces or Invisalign takes six months to one year to reshape your teeth. For non-removable braces, you need to go to the orthodontist to remove the braces carefully. Invisalign will require a checkup with your orthodontist before stopping usage.
Consult Orthodontic Arts for an economic package for consultation to removal. The expert orthodontists can suggest the best plan according to your situation.
** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.