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 may choose Invisalign clear aligners to straighten your teeth and to give you the smile that you’ve always wanted. However, while rare, you may experience an allergic reaction to these teeth-straightening devices.

How to Determine if You Have an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign

Having an allergic reaction to Invisalign clear aligners is rare but it can happen. It is most common in individuals 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 includes:

  • 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. If you notice any type of reaction to this area, you should visit with 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.

How to Prevent an Allergic Reaction to Invisalign

As you consider whether this type of orthodontic treatment is right for you, make sure to bring up any known allergies with your Invisalign doctor. He or she can help you determine whether this treatment option is best or if you should consider other possible treatments.

Proper dental hygiene is also essential. This will not only improve your oral health but it can prevent infections and other complications. You should also make all visits with your Invisalign doctor a priority to prevent potential oral issues and to catch any complications early on.

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, 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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