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A 48-year-old member asked:

when will my invisalign stop hurting?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
3-7 days: If they are hurting past this, definitely discuss with your orthodontist about making possible adjustments. Until then, consider some advil (ibuprofen).
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Soon: Movement of teeth and supporting tissues requires energy. One of the chemicals produced when energy is expended will make tissues sore. Advil/Motrin/ibuprofen will reduce swelling carrying this chemical (adenosine disulfide) away. Take as per package directions. Rinse w warm salt water. Eat a soft high protein diet. Gove it a few days. It's worth it.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs: Of course, Invisalign is not without side effects, and one side effect to consider is pressure and pain. You mostly only experience pain for the first day or two. Take the Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID OTC to manage this pain.

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Will invisalign work after 20?

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Who qualifies for invisalign?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Teens-adults: Invisalign can be used to treatanyone from teenagers to adults. The limiting factors are what corrections need to be done (not any/every ortho case qualifies for invisalign) and compliance of patient. For this reason i tend not to do invisalign on teenagers under 18, but if you/child is very cooperative, it can be used for as young as 16 yr old (again, depends on what is to be corrected).
A 42-year-old member asked:

Will invisalign work in any case?

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Dr. Jeffrey Dalin
Dentistry 41 years experience
Invisalign: There are limitations for invisalign. You need to have impressions taken and then your case can be evaluated and treatment planned. Most cases can be done but not all. Your dentist might be able to give you a hint here.

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