To date, countless patients around the world have experienced the teeth-straightening benefits of the Invisalign system. For a wide variety of dental imperfections – Invisalign has helped our dentists in Garden Grove build straighter, more confident smiles for patients of all ages.
But it’s not uncommon for patients to have questions. And we’re actually surprised we haven’t answered one particular question about Invisalign, which is: Can Invisalign (or any orthodontics) for that matter cause gum recession?
And it’s a good concern because orthodontics can certainly cause some recession. But the important thing to remember is that this isn’t uncommon at all. Some irritation can be completely normal. But one thing that often happens with brand new Invisalign patients is that they can become hyper-aware of new feelings and sensations in their mouth.
The thing you should remember, though – is that your dentist will take detailed photos of your teeth and gums when you start the process. Recession can be repaired and the symptoms of it can often be treated quite easily.
While this isn’t uncommon – because the retainers do come into contact with your gums, it isn’t something you should be feeling all day every day. Some discomfort can be expected very early on, but if it seems like your Invisalign retainers are causing recession – your dentist can help. Don’t feel bad speaking up about your concerns, let your dentist know to prevent long term damage and correct the fit.