Determining and Preventing Allergic Reactions to Invisalign

Invisalign clear aligners

You don’t have to wear wires and brackets to have a beautiful smile. When you visit an Invisalign doctor, you can explore the option of using plastic teeth aligners like Invisalign to straighten your teeth and achieve the smile that you’ve always wanted. However, while rare, you may experience an Invisalign allergic reaction.

How to Determine if You Have an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign in Mouth

Having an allergic reaction to Invisalign clear aligners is rare but it can happen. It is most common in individuals with Invisalign sensitive teeth or those who have any type of sensitivity to plastic. The reaction you have can be quite mild or severe and life-threatening. It is important that you are aware of possible symptoms to ensure you seek medical help if you believe an allergic reaction is occurring.

A few signs that you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to your Invisalign clear aligners include:

  • Severe itching in the mouth. Pay particular attention to areas such as the tongue, roof of the mouth, gum line, etc.
  • You experience shortness of breath.
  • Areas in your mouth, such as your tongue or gums, begin swelling.
  • You experience tingling and burning sensations inside the mouth.

If you are wondering whether your aligners are causing the above symptoms, some experts suggest removing a part of your aligners, and tape it to your arm. This method can also help determine if you’re having an Invisalign allergic reaction. If you notice any type of skin reaction, you should visit your Invisalign doctor immediately. Keep in mind that with this method, you may need to keep the plastic taped to your arm for several days.

It’s worth noting that, while some users of the Smile Direct Club have reported mouth sores and other Smile Direct side effects, these concerns can generally be mitigated with proper care and hygiene practices, alongside regular consultation with your dental professional.

How to Prevent an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign or Plastic Aligners

As you consider this type of orthodontic treatment make sure to discuss any known allergies or sensitivities, such as Invisalign sensitive teeth, with your Invisalign doctor. They can help you determine if this treatment option is suitable or if you should consider other treatments.

Maintaining proper dental hygiene is also essential. Not only does it improve your oral health, but it also helps prevent infections and complications such as Smile Direct Club mouth sores and other potential Smile Direct side effects. Remember, regular visits to your Invisalign doctor are crucial for preventing potential oral issues, including an Invisalign allergic reaction, and early detection of any complications.

At Markham 7 Dental, we want to help you have the smile you love and are proud to show off. If you are considering Invisalign clear aligners or other plastic teeth aligner options like Smile Direct Club, give us a call today to schedule your consultation. We can answer your questions and help you determine if this orthodontic treatment is the best for you.

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