If you're experiencing discomfort from your Invisalign clear braces, you may be wondering if you can take over-the-counter pain relievers to ease the pain. The answer is yes! You can always use ibuprofen, aspirin, acetaminophen, or other over-the-counter pain relievers for relief if you can't handle the pain caused by Invisalign aligners. Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) can offer some relief from the discomfort caused by braces. Take one dose of acetaminophen (usually two tablets) every four hours with food and a full glass of water.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen can also help to reduce any minor pain or discomfort. If your Invisalign pain persists for more than a few days, it's important to contact your orthodontist. They may be able to adjust your aligners or provide additional advice on how to manage the discomfort.