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Tips For Invisalign® Aligner Tray Manipulation

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 15, 2019
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Invisalign® aligners are the new dental innovation in straightening misaligned teeth. The Invisalign system provides a much more comfortable solution to dental alignment when compared to conventional metal braces. While Invisalign® clear aligners are much comfortable to wear than its traditional counterpart, switching new trays every two weeks may cause some slight soreness around your mouth if not done correctly. Here are three tips to get you painlessly through aligner tray switching:

  • Prior to putting in your new set of Invisalign tray, take an anti-inflammatory drug to minimize the pain especially in the first few days. Taking in the anti-inflammatory one hour prior you set it. It can significantly reduce or eliminate pain associated with applying the new tray.
  • Inflammation may be present to some users of Invisalign® aligner trays. But you can easily treat the sore by swishing warm water around your mouth.
  • When switching a new tray set, put it in at night before going to bed. So the first several hours of getting used to with your new tray, you are asleep and feel less uncomfortable.

For more information about Invisalign® aligners, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.