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What's the deal with the sharp edges?

  • BAgirl
  • Tulsa, OK
  • 2 years ago

I would love to know why the edges are not smoother. I feel this represents the product. I have 2 canker sores on the inside of my lower lip. I feel this is a quality control issue that should be looked into by the company. Why must we whittle away at our trays with a nail file when we paid $5,000 for a finished product. It should be called an UNfinished product and come with some sand paper. Some work required. Lol. But I'm Serious WHY?? This is my 1st impression as I just started my 3rd week.

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2nd day with invisalign on. oh god, sore tongue is not as bad as the pain from the aligners itself. taking painkillers all day. feels like my attachments are way too big for that tray and its SO TIGHT. constant pressure on all the front teeth is killing me. its only 2nd day. i dont know how but im determined to go till the end. crying all day. hurtsssss ! im okay with the sore mouth & inability to eat & talk like a human being. just cant stand the pain. i know it sounds like we all complain, but i guess we will be happy with the results, guys... gotta be strong. somehow... only 9 month & 28 day remain :'(
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It will get better, much better. The second and third day were killer for me too, but now the pain is nowhere close.
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thanks a lot for your support. its much appreciated! Have to say that it is so much better now! after 3rd day dont feel pressure on my teeth, no pain after brushing teeth and puting the trays back on. feel like a normal person again) everybody suffering - stay strong , hang on there! it is getting better. just try painkillers like Panadol & file down sharp edges of the tray a little bit!
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I'm in the refinement stage and I can tell you that the new tray technology is much more comfortable. Invisalign has improved the rough edge problem. The trays fit snugly against the teeth; they do not project away from the lateral surface as before, and the edges are smooth.
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Thats just awesome news!!!!! Many people's tongues has suffered going through hell! lol is it available worldwide now? (ive got mine less than a weeks ago,why didnt i get the updated version?)
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I have to file mine down every time cause it either cuts my gum or in to my tongue. I had too also file the attachments down to cause it was bothering my lip. The irritation with my tongue comes and goes but I'm on tray 13 now
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I insist the dentist office grind off the sharp edges and it made a huge difference. I paid a lot for these and they need to correct that problem
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Day 3 and I'm misarable sometimes I'm wondering if I should of just gotten the traditional braces :-/ my gums are sore, my tongue is too and my mouth is always dry as well. I also have a huge lisp I feel like Donald Duck when I talk I keep telling myself it will get better n I hope it does, I also have a lot of attachments n sometimes eating is even uncomfortable not sure about filing down the edges I would be scared to do it wrong :-(
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I'm on day FOUR and my kids are referring to them as "invisiHURT" Gads, just punch me in the face ! I will try the filing, but like everyone else here I feel like way should I do the filing ? I paid 5400. for this torture chamber ...
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it gets better! Hang in there, right now i'm on tray 6 and I can see a difference in my smile. I have never done any filing in my trays...my gums just got used to it after a while. I will recommended taking some advil or motrin for the pain and discomfort.
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I have had canker sores cuts on the inside of my cheek, I am hesitant to file edges I don't want to destroy the aligners so I've used wax which is a pain not all aligners have sharp edges good luck......ugh
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i bet metal braces would be way worse. at leat you can adjust it with a file if you feel uncomfortable or even take it off. with metal ones you have no choice. is it better now, tho?
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It's best to use a nail file to smooth the sharp areas along the edge of the aligners. It is unlikely that all of the aligners will be as sharp. You can always ask your orthodontist to trim/ polish the edges for you on the future aligners as needed. Unfortunately, the aligners need to cover a reasonable amount of the tooth to "grip" each tooth to properly move and guide it. And until the epithelium (skin cells) along your cheeks, gums, and tongue thicken, you have to manage yourself along. Good luck!!!
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Just started, and I am very sore. :( My pain comes from both the tray and the attachments. The tray is continuously snagging on my lip, the inside of my mouth, and beneath the tongue. I'm developing a sore beneath the tongue now, and jesus does this hurt with chapped lips. The attachments are brutal in their own right; I tried eating dinner and stopped half way through because of these little sand papery b****. I wasn't sure what to expect with the attachments, but I certainly expected the tray to be smooth! I feel like I'm wearing plastic vampire teeth. Wth.
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I am only on first tray and after reading all these comments am wondering if the attachments cause the pain or the aligners?
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For me, what causes the pain is the perpendicular edges of the aligner that dig into my mouth and tongue, not the attachments. Though you can file down and use wax, in 2 weeks you have to do it all over again.
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Was supposed to get attachments with the 2nd set, now my dentist says I have to wait until set 10 because I won't be able to get the tray out
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Yes, totally agree. It is UNfinished product. I am very much disppointed at Invisalign company considering the price and well known"specialty" they have...
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I am on tray 5, still dry mouth all the time, plus the lisp. But my mouth is no longer raw. New trays are tight for 2-3 days. I usually take my Excedrin for it.
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I had a lot of problems, so now my orthodontist's assistant trims and smooths the edges of the aligners before she gives them to me.
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Thats pretty much all that you can do. Your ortho can definitely trim and smooth and just like we all have done file them down ourselves. You are correct that they should come to us smooth. Basically the way they come out of the machine they are packaged and delivered. A un-expectable product as far as the roughness goes. I think you will find you will go a few trays without any major roughness and then BAM your back to square one. Also, your teeth are in a different position constantly so different places inside your mouth get hit different. Just when the healing starts a new tray goes in. Hang in there. We are all going through this!
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I purchased a very inexpensive "fine" emory board and simply got into the habit of filing the trays down before I popped them in. In full agreement with everyone....we shouldn't have to be doing this!
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I have the same issue! on my goodness they hurt! I can't even talk comfortably due to the sharp edges....I have so much wax on them it looks ridiculous. How did you smooth the edges? Do you think the dentist could do it?
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I am on my 2nd tray. The ortho wax is saving my gums, tongue and inside of my mouth and lips. Thank goodness. My lisp is still pronounced and my husband says I smile awkwardly. I am not thrilled about those two aspects.... Also, my mouth is dry constantly. I talk a lot at work and drink water all day now (which is not a bad thing I guess).
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I have occasionally needed to file the trays or use dental wax to relieve irritation. Sometimes the irritation begins several or many days after starting a new tray. I think my sensitivity changes, for some reason. You can get decent dental wax for a good price on Amazon.
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