Why is Invisalign Causing Nausea?

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There are countless benefits of Invisalign. This cutting-edge orthodontic treatment can allow you to straighten your teeth and improve your smile without metal brackets or wires. If you opt for Invisalign treatment, you won’t have to worry about changing your diet or maintaining optimal oral health because Invisalign aligners can be removed.

As long as you only remove your aligners for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing and keep them in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day, you’ll notice your teeth gradually shift into their proper positions. By the time you complete your treatment plan, you’ll have a beautiful smile that you’ll be tempted to show off.

While there are many benefits to Invisalign, there are a few disadvantages. One of these disadvantages is side effects such as nausea. Some patients wonder why Invisalign may cause nausea. The truth is that nausea may occur when you place a new set of aligners in your mouth. Your mouth may not be used to the pressure and you may experience some discomfort. This discomfort may lead to nausea or headaches.

Fortunately, nausea typically fades away quickly and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. If you experience nausea for a prolonged period of time, contact our office right away. There may be a toxic infection or an allergic reaction that you will need to treat.

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If you have questions related to nausea and Invisalign or are wondering about the other side effects of Invisalign, call us at today at 703-439-1214.