Is orthodontics or Invisalign painful?
At Atlantic Dental, our Ocean City, MD dentist makes sure your mouth is thoroughly numb before performing any orthodontic work. We also offer sedation dentistry in the form of nitrous oxide if you need a little extra.
Finally, we provide aftercare instructions, including any pain medications that you may need at home.
Most patients compare orthodontic discomfort to what you would experience with any dental work—mild swelling and mild tenderness. These issues disappear quickly, and the results outweigh this discomfort by far!
Our Top Orthodontic Recommendation
If you have crowded or crooked teeth, we often recommend Invisalign aligners. This is a discreet way to straighten teeth. No metal. No wires. Additionally, Invisalign clear aligners are removable for brushing, flossing, eating, and rinsing.
Invisalign works via a series of custom teeth aligners that are changed up every few weeks to bring your teeth in line over time.
These aligners rely on consistent low-force pressure to get the job done. Because the pressure is low, Invisalign aligners are not painful!
Contact Our Ocean City Dental Office
If you’re considering orthodontic work—Invisalign, for example—contact our office to schedule a customized assessment. Our Ocean City. MD dentist will explain the orthodontics process and answer any questions you may have.