For the great majority of cases, no. Everytime you change over to a new aligner (every 1-2 weeks) you can expect some pressure or tightness that is necessary to move your teeth. The vast majority of invisalign patients describe a tight sensation for the first 1-2 days of each new aligner with no further discomfort for the rest of the aligner period. Some people may develop a mouth ulcer at the very beginning as your lips and cheeks make contact with a new material, but once this heals we rarely see a recurrence.
Every case is different so the duration and complexity between individuals can vary significantly. Some cases can be as short as 3 months while others can take more than 24 months. Typically, our average cases take about 10-14 months to complete. To see if your teeth are suitable for Invisalign straightening, you can contact our reception to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Invisalign dentists.
Invisalign offers a number of benefits in comparison to traditional braces including:
While Invisalign is an excellent orthodontic option for many patients, there are potential drawbacks to the treatment including: