What are the risks of getting Invisalign braces?

The risks of getting Invisalign braces, or removable aligner trays, include soreness, sensitivity, and bleeding. When you first get Invisalign braces, pressure from the clear aligner trays may cause your gums and teeth to feel sore. You may even notice a little bleeding. Your gums and teeth will also feel more sensitive as you eat and drink. Rinsing with warm water or taking over-the-counter pain relievers should help.
Gregory J. Jorgensen, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

The biggest risk of getting Invisalign aligners instead of braces that are glued to your teeth is that they won't work if you don't wear them. Aligners have the advantage of being removed for eating and brushing, as well as the fact that they are they are clear and almost non-detectable to your friends. Because they are removable however, too many patients make excuses and just don't wear them long enough each day for them to be effective. If you want the best results with Invisalign, make sure you only remove them to eat and brush.

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