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Yes, but only during the initial consultation. After the treatment plan is finalised by a Nuffield dentist, your journey will continue to be monitored by the Nuffield Clear Aligners support team.
They should fit snugly against your teeth, cover a bit of your gum line, and touch your back molars. After determining that they fit, check in virtually with your aligner support team at Nuffield Dental.
These virtual check-ins allow us to track your progress. They also enable us to schedule notifications so you can switch out aligners.
New aligners can feel somewhat uncomfortable initially.
They are tight because pressure is needed to shift teeth into their new positions.
For most people, the discomfort usually subsides within a few days.
First, check that you are wearing the right set of aligners. Since your teeth are moving, there might be slight differences between the new aligners and your current tooth position. Also, as you approach the end of each step, you may feel that your aligners are looser. This is normal.
Using the emery board in your box, smooth down these edges. Here’s a tip: file in one direction and after that, rinse your aligners in cool water.
One more thing, don’t file beyond the gum line.
This is normal. It indicates that your aligners are working, gently moving your teeth to their desired position. The soreness will go away after a few days.
A slight lisp is common for the first few days after wearing clear aligners. Try starting your new set at night. Your mouth will soon get used to having the aligners in.
As you complete your treatment plan, your teeth are gently being moved by each set of aligners. So it’s normal that your bite feels different.