Does it Hurt to Straighten Crooked Teeth?
For minor cases (when teeth are slightly crooked or misaligned), it typically does not hurt to straighten them. If patients experience pain in the first week or so after wearing the aligners, mild painkillers (i.e. Tylenol or aspirin) can be taken.
The aligners are designed in such a way that gentle pressure is applied to your teeth over a 6-18 week period. This gentle pressure straightens your teeth for a beautiful, new smile.
We will give you clear instructions on how to care for the aligners, too.