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What to Expect During Your First Week With Invisalign

May 1, 2020

Getting Invisalign is an exciting step in getting a smile that you love, but it can also be nerve-wracking if you’re not sure what to expect once you’re using your Invisalign trays. This change can be an adjustment, but we’re here to prepare you so that it’s a seamless transition.

You May Feel Slight Discomfort

The purpose of Invisalign is to shift your teeth into a smile that you’re proud of. Invisalign trays are slightly different in their alignment than your current teeth to do just that, so you will most likely feel some discomfort when you get a new set of trays. This is completely normal and shouldn’t be anything to worry about. After a couple of days, your teeth will be shifting to the same shape as your trays, so that discomfort will begin to ease.

Your Speech Might Be Different

When you first start wearing your aligners, there is a chance that your speech might be affected. Because you’re not used to having the Invisalign trays in, you may briefly speak with a slight lisp. Don’t let this discourage you! You will get used to wearing them and your speech will soon return to normal.

You’ll Need To Get Into A Routine

The best way to quickly get accustomed to your life with Invisalign is to get into a routine within the first few days of your treatment. Since Invisalign aligners are supposed to be worn between 20 to 22 hours per day, you’ll need to get into the habit of only removing your aligners when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. It can be tempting to keep your trays out longer, but putting them right back in once you’re done with either of those tasks will make sure you get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.

Now that you know what to expect during your first week of Invisalign, make an appointment with your Massachusetts orthodontist, serving Marlborough, Northborough, Newton Centre, and surrounding areas!