How To Make Invisalign More Comfortable

How To Make Invisalign More Comfortable
Posted on 01/21/2019

The Invisalign system has become known for the unique advantages it offers throughout treatment. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is lightweight, comfortable, and remains virtually invisible! Clear aligner trays are composed of smooth thermoplastic to ensure optimum comfort. However, some patients may experience slight discomfort or soreness in their mouth when wearing aligners for the first time. Here are some tips to help make Invisalign more comfortable:

Emery board

It is normal for Invisalign patients to wear a new set of aligners and experience slight discomfort from the edges of Invisalign aligners. To resolve this problem, we recommend using an emery board, which is similar to a nail file with a smooth and coarse side. An emery board helps smooth out edges to create a more comfortable fit.

Orthodontic wax

Orthodontic wax is a clear silicone wax applied for dental use. In addition to an emery board, orthodontic wax helps prevent and reduce irritation in gums, tongue, or lips by being applied where aligner edges are located. A small strip of wax is pushed up against the gums to prevent from irritation.


how-to-make-invisalign-more-comfortableCanker-X is used to treat canker sores and sores in the mouth. This ointment contains benzocaine, which is a topical anesthetic that numbs the area of application. In addition, this also acts as a bandage that sticks to gums for hours of additional relief and comfort.


If an Altamonte Springs orthodontist doesn’t prescribe pain medication, over-the-counter pain relievers may be quite helpful in the first day with new aligners. When wearing a set of aligners for the first time, it may be beneficial to take an Advil and apply aligners before sleep to prevent initial discomfort. This adjustment time will give your aligners a more comfortable fit by the time you wake up.

Biotene & XyliMelts

Invisalign may cause dry mouth in patients who do public speaking such as lectures, presentations, or business meetings. Biotene is a moisturizing spray that lubricates the inside of your mouth for additional comfort. XyliMelts are lozenges that help coat, soothe, and moisturize the mouth throughout the day or night.

Finding Out How To Make Invisalign Treatment More Comfortable In Altamonte springs fl

In conclusion, Dr. Rawle and our team at Rawle Orthodontics are experts in orthodontic care. We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding Invisalign or Invisalign Teen in Altamonte Springs FL and Lake Mary FL. Contact Rawle Orthodontics to schedule a free consultation today. Call now 407-682-1818.