If you're feeling pain from Invisalign, there are several steps you can take to help alleviate it. Applying an ice pack, cold compress, or even a pea bag can help reduce the discomfort associated with Invisalign. Additionally, it is best to avoid eating hard foods such as nuts. Most patients report that symptoms subside within 1 to 3 days of wearing a new aligner.
The good news is that the vast majority of Invisalign-related pain can be easily remedied and usually goes away within 48 hours or less. Although Invisalign and transparent braces may cause some pain or discomfort, it is usually mild and temporary.