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Why Is Invisalign Less Painful Than Braces?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Lemond Hunter
Why Is Invisalign Less Painful Than Braces?The two most common ways of straightening teeth are the use of braces and clear aligners. Invisalign is a known brand and probably among the best there when you want to straighten teeth unnoticeably. Using these dental apparatuses can be discomforting at first as it involves the insertion of alien objects in the mouth, a very delicate part of your body.

As such, you have a choice to make, and definitely, you don't want a complicated process that will hurt you and take ages to heal. Braces have come a long way, but Invisalign is said to be far better medically and aesthetically.


Braces are made of wires and sockets tied tightly to the teeth. After getting them, one may experience soreness in the cheeks, tongue, and jaw. This is brought about by the protruding wires. A special dental wax is applied to reduce the soreness, but every time an adjustment is made on the braces, the sores might come back to life.

The time taken for teeth to be straightened with braces is also longer as compared to Invisalign. You are also limited to specific diets due to the permanent fixing of the braces with brackets and wires.


The material that makes Invisalign is derived from plastic giving it a tender feeling when put in the mouth. The initial pain you get after wearing them on your teeth is slightly lower than those caused by braces after the first wear. They are removable; thusly you are in a position to switch to more comfortable trays when in malaise. Invisalign takes a shorter time to achieve your desired results, meaning you won't have to wear the trays for an extended period as happens with braces that can be used for up to 36 months.

To get a detailed understanding of the two processes, give us a visit. We will offer professional advice to help you decide on the right option for you and your family.


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