This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign.
This is Keenan’s fifth month using Invisalign. The novelty has definitely worn off and he is starting to ask…often, “Are we there yet.” Not. Even. Close. Bud.
While he hasn’t had a lot of pain using the Invisalign trays (which is much different than my 17 year old who had braces so that is a bonus in this house) there has been some discomfort when switching from one set of trays to the next. He has found the following tips to be helpful when dealing with the pain.
1. He changes to his new trays just before he goes to sleep. Then he can sleep through the first round of discomfort.
2. Taking ibuprofen has helped him when the pain was rough.
3. He takes the trays out for 15 – 30 minutes when he really needs a break from the discomfort.
4. Popsicles. Sucking on ice cold popsicles while your trays are out for that 15-30 minutes helps. Or maybe he just thinks it does because…sugar. Ice works too.
5. Just push through it. The more he takes the trays out the longer it takes to get used to them. Try and push through the pain and keep them in as much as possible.
6. Get busy. Do something to take your mind off of it. I play xbox or ping pong with friends.
For our last four months of thoughts on Invisalign check out these posts:
I am a member of the Invisalign Teen Mom Advisory Board. My son has received complimentary treatment from the makers of Invisalign clear aligners, but all opinions expressed are my own. http://shout.lt/ggGP