How to Make Invisalign More Comfortable

How to Make Invisalign More Comfortable

Jan 03, 2019

The Invisalign treatment has become well known for several advantages. One of the most important benefits is that people don’t shy away from wearing them, unlike traditional braces. Invisalign is comfortable, lightweight, and almost invisible. The clear aligners are made of thermoplastic which makes them comfortable. Each is worn for two weeks till it is replaced by the next set. When wearing them for the first time, some people may experience minor discomfort.

However, You can Make Invisalign More Comfortable by Following These tips:

Emery board

It is common for people to feel discomfort with a new set of aligners and the discomfort may be felt in cheeks and tongue as well due to the edge of the Invisalign aligner. Using an emery board can help in smoothening the edges of the aligners for making it more comfortable.

Orthodontic Wax

It is a silicon wax which is clear in color and made especially for dental use. Apart from the emery board, you can also make use of silicon wax for reducing the irritation in gums, lips, and tongue by applying the wax on the gum line near the aligner edges. A small strip of wax pushed flat against the gums will prevent Invisalign from irritating the gums due to friction.


It is an ointment that is used for treating sores in your mouth as well as cankers. It comes with benzocaine, a topical anesthetic that helps in numbing the area of application. It also works as bandage sticking gums or lips offering relief and comfort.


You can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as Advil in the first 12 to 24 hours of wearing the new aligners. It is beneficial to take pain relievers before wearing aligners to avoid initial discomfort.

Biotene and Xylimelts

Invisalign may lead to dry mouth and Biotene is a moisturizing spray that helps in getting rid of dry mouth lubricating the inside of the mouth. XyliMelts rest between your gums and cheeks and they are used for coating, soothing, and moisturizing the mouth throughout the day.

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