LIFE WITH ALIGNERS

The First Two Weeks Wearing Aligners

1.  Initial Soreness, Sensitivity
 

The aligners will feel tight at first.  Expect to feel sore for the first 1-2 weeks and to feel some discomfort when taking the aligners on and off. 

 

2.  No, they are not obvious.
 

With this foreign plastic covering your teeth, you may initially feel incredibly exposed. But, more often than not, people won’t even notice them.

 

3.  Slight lisp
 

The aligners are an adjustment to your mouth and you (more than anyone else) will notice a slight alteration in your speaking voice.

 

4.  Expect to eat soft food

Because your teeth are being adjusted, you may feel initially sensitive to eating regular food.  Prior to getting your aligners, stock up on your favorite soft foods, such as eggs, soups, pastas, potatoes, rice, avocados, ice cream, and milkshakes.