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Waht can be done for pain caused by invisaline braces?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ask

Ask your Orthodontic Specialist.
Orthodontists have many solutions including NSAIDs, saline rinses, high protein diet, immaculate oral hygiene, etc. call Orthodontist.

In brief: Ask

Ask your Orthodontic Specialist.
Orthodontists have many solutions including NSAIDs, saline rinses, high protein diet, immaculate oral hygiene, etc. call Orthodontist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: OTC pain meds

If the pain is due to your teeth being moved then short term otc pain meds such as Motrin can help.
But unfortunately with braces pain is something you just have to put up with. If it is because the trays are pinching on your gums, have your dentist/ortho adjust them.

In brief: OTC pain meds

If the pain is due to your teeth being moved then short term otc pain meds such as Motrin can help.
But unfortunately with braces pain is something you just have to put up with. If it is because the trays are pinching on your gums, have your dentist/ortho adjust them.
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Robert Rosenberg
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ibuprofen, aspirin

Pain from tooth movement is the same, independent of delivery system. The research gives a slight nod to ibuprofen, but Aspirin or acetomenophen work well too.

In brief: Ibuprofen, aspirin

Pain from tooth movement is the same, independent of delivery system. The research gives a slight nod to ibuprofen, but Aspirin or acetomenophen work well too.
Dr. Robert Rosenberg
Dr. Robert Rosenberg
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Call your

orthodontist and see what they recommend.
You could try an OTC NSAID like advil (ibuprofen) or alieve if not contraindicated.

In brief: Call your

orthodontist and see what they recommend.
You could try an OTC NSAID like advil (ibuprofen) or alieve if not contraindicated.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Tooth or jaw pain?

If the pain is discomfort associated with tooth movement, then tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil will alleviate the discomfort.
Although many dental profesionals claim advil to be more effective than tylenol (acetaminophen), research suggests that ibuprofen(advil) interferes with tooth movement (slows) while tylenol (acetaminophen) does not demonstrate such an effect. If the pain is jaw related, inform your doctor.

In brief: Tooth or jaw pain?

If the pain is discomfort associated with tooth movement, then tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil will alleviate the discomfort.
Although many dental profesionals claim advil to be more effective than tylenol (acetaminophen), research suggests that ibuprofen(advil) interferes with tooth movement (slows) while tylenol (acetaminophen) does not demonstrate such an effect. If the pain is jaw related, inform your doctor.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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2 comments
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
The invisalign treatment involves a new set of aligners be placed every two weeks. It is normal the first day or two of a new set for there to be pressure or mild discomfort. If the discomfort is strong or persists more than a day or two, call your treating Dentist.
Dr. Michael Stepovich
Orthodontic tooth movement requires that a force be placed on teeth to cause the biological process to occur needed to allow teeth to move. No force no tooth movement. Every patient. need to be told, at the start of treatment & after adjustments you will experience some discomfort first day or two, then less and less. To expect teeth to move, expect to feel something.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Pain?

There should not be much pain involved.
I would see your orthodontist and discuss. You may need tray revisions.

In brief: Pain?

There should not be much pain involved.
I would see your orthodontist and discuss. You may need tray revisions.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Invisalign pain

Take advil (ibuprofen) as directed on the bottle but keep wearing your trays or you won't get a good result.

In brief: Invisalign pain

Take advil (ibuprofen) as directed on the bottle but keep wearing your trays or you won't get a good result.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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