Which side effects are common for tooth corrections with transparent aligners?

Various side effects can occur during aligner treatment. Those side effects are rather weak and usually disappear after a couple of days.

Pressure:
Before starting the aligner therapy your teeth are in a stable position and have been used to it for years.  the start of your journey to a new smile, if not all your life. ForYouFirst aligners apply a light pressure on the teeth and gently displace them into the desired direction. A little discomfort can be experienced due to the pressure on the periodontal ligament of the moving teeth. This special feeling occurs especially during the first three days or when changing to a new aligner. However, the aligners do not cause any pain but only a light pressure.
Solution: After wearing the aligners for 2 to 3 days, the feeling of pressure fades out automatically.

Gap between tooth and aligner:
A good fit of the aligners is a very important in aligner treatment. The aligners must always fit perfectly on the teeth for the planned movement of the teeth to be effective. No air gap must be visible between the aligner and the teeth (see illustration).

Such a gap can occur if the aligners are not worn sufficiently (less than the prescribed 22 hours per day or less than the number of days prescribed) or when the aligners are worn but not correctly placed on the teeth and so resulting in an uncontrolled pressure and movement in the wrong direction.
Solution: Use our Chewies each time to perfectly place the aligner on your teeth. Use the chewies everytime you notice an air gap. Use the Chewies three times a day for five minutes for a perfect seating of the aligners. Do not switch to the next aligner if air gaps are still visible and contact our hotline.

Wobbly teeth:
Teeth alignment may include rotating or tilting some of them. This is done by adequately applying a gentle pressure to the teeth. The teeth are set in movement. It is therefore quite normal to have the feeling that the teeth are slightly wobbly during the aligner treatment. This slight wobbliness disappears again in the retention phase (when the tooth correction is complete).
Solution: Do not let the slightly increased tooth wobbliness worry you. After the aligner treatment has been completed, it disappears again.

Occlusion:
In dentistry, the occlusion describes the contact between the teeth of the upper and lower jaw. Most people notice the smallest differences in the fit from the upper jaw to the lower jaw. For example, front teeth can feel the difference between different hair thicknesses (eyelash hair as opposed to eyebrow hair). The occlusion changes with each new aligner. It is therefore normal to have the feeling that the contacts between your teeth change during tooth correction. At the end of the correction, however, a stable occlusion is restored.
Solution: Remove the aligners only for eating and drinking. So you will not notice the changed occlusion so much. At the end of the treatment a more stable and comfortable occlusion will have developed.

Enhanced salivation:
When you have something in your mouth, your salivary glands are stimulated and the result is increased saliva production. This is the same with aligners. In the first couple of days of use, the saliva production is increased.
Solution: Don’t worry, it usually goes back to normal after a few days without any additional measures.

Lisp:
Lisp is a speech defect causing the distortion of words and syllables. Some people may start lisping at the beginning of aligner therapy. The reason for this is the pharyngeal cavity changed by the aligners.
Solution: The very good fit of ForYouFirst’s aligners reduces the susceptibility to lisping. If you develop a lisp anyway, don’t worry as it will disappear after two to three days.

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