Why is My Invisalign Cutting My Tongue?
There are countless benefits to Invisalign. It can allow you to straighten your teeth and achieve a beautiful smile in a comfortable and discreet way. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing and will not interfere with your everyday life.
Although treatment times vary from patient to patient, most patients can expect to see a beautiful smile in less than a year. Here at Sims Orthodontics, we often recommend Invisalign to patients who would like to straighten their teeth but are intimidated by traditional metal braces.
Traditional metal braces are known for their wires and brackets that can be uncomfortable and lead to pain and discomfort in the mouth. Fortunately, Invisalign is painless and does not contain any of these wires and brackets.
Some patients, however, wonder why their Invisalign aligners are cutting their tongue. If this is happening to them, their aligners probably have sharp edges. In the event your tongue is being cut as a result of Invisalign, we encourage you to visit our office immediately.
While it may be tempting to smooth its edges on your own, doing so can damage the aligners and prolong your treatment. You can count on our orthodontists to pinpoint the issue with your aligners and prevent tongue cutting in the future.
Contact Sims Orthodontics Today
If your Invisalign aligners are cutting your tongue, it is in your best interest to call 850-477-7715 to schedule an appointment. We’ll determine the issue of your aligners and ensure the problem does not continue.