When it comes to comfort, you can’t compare traditional braces to Invisalign or ClearCorrect. Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect use thin smooth plastic aligners to straighten teeth. On the flip side, traditional braces whether clear or metal require sharp brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. It’s common to cut up the sides of your cheeks, tongue, or lips on traditional braces during the first few weeks of your treatment. Once you build up the callous inside your mouth, you won’t notice scrapes as often in your mouth.
However, when it comes to the pain associated with pulling your teeth into their correct position, Invisalign and ClearCorrect are still much more comfortable than traditional braces. Since you switch aligners every two weeks and your teeth move in smaller increments, you experience less discomfort. Traditional braces usually require an appointment every four to six weeks with larger movements. As a result, your mouth will feel sore much longer than with Invisalign and ClearCorrect.