Do ClearCorrect braces hurt?

The process of getting ClearCorrect braces does not hurt. The orthodontist takes x-rays and impressions of your teeth. The aligners are made specifically for your teeth.

You may experience some gum or tooth soreness after changing each tray because your teeth are moving. The soreness lasts only a few days, and indicates that the ClearCorrect braces are working.
Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

The process of moving teeth is inflammatory in nature. Pressure is placed upon a tooth which displaces it and closes the blood vessels on the opposite side of the socket. This causes a chemical reaction in the area which starts the tooth moving process to begin. When teeth receive this consistent pressure, whether it be from metal braces and wired or plastic aligners, discomfort is the result. Your teeth can't tell the difference!

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