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Invisalign, also known as clear aligners, is an orthodontic treatment that helps to have a more beautiful smile. It is used for treating patients with mild to moderate misalignment of teeth. Patients having crossbite, underbite and overbite can also use Invisalign. The teeth are aligned by wearing a clear plastic aligner for 20 hours a day.

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I have pus discharging cyst on my upper back gum. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have six small pimple-like projections on my right upper back teeth gum area. I tried to squeeze them and saw white pus coming out of them when squeezed. Last night I also got a sore on my cheek. I do not have pain or any other symptoms. I also wear an Invisalign tray. What could be t...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It can be due to trauma from the Invisalign appliance that you are using. 1. Can you send a clear photograph of the area to rule out any other possibility? 2. Do you have habits like placing tobacco in your mouth or cheek biting? Thank you.  Read Full »

Loose teeth after braces, cannot use Invisalign. Need help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces before, and the doctor gave me an Invisalign to wear at night when he took off my braces. However, while taking off the braces from my lower front teeth, my three lower front teeth were loose, and since then, I have had a problem eating food or wearing an Invisalign, as it...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should have worn your clear retainers (they are not Invisalign) for around two years at least so that the teeth can get strong at the correct position. Then, in your current condition, you can go for Invisalign therapy to correct those minor rotations of the fron...  Read Full »

I have been wearing the same Invisalign for a year. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been wearing the same Invisalign for the past one year. I cannot afford to get a retainer. Should I just stop wearing them until I can afford to remove my brackets? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Surya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Invisalign is designed to deliver force to move the teeth. Wearing it for long periods beyond the suggested period will damage the periodontal ligament of your teeth and cause tooth mobility. The retainer has to be worn immediate...  Read Full »

Which is better suited for me, clear aligners or dental braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I am considering clear aligners for orthodontic treatment, but I am curious about how they compare to traditional dental braces. Can you explain the key differences between clear aligners and braces in terms of effectiveness, comfort, and oral hygiene? Are there specific oral hygiene p...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravyadevarapalli

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. Actually, there is a huge difference between them. Let us talk about braces; they are fixed and fast-setting compared to aligners because as they are fixed, they do their work, whereas aligners are to be...  Read Full »

Can I have Invisalign or other option instead of normal dental brace to correct my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 23 years old. I have a baby tooth. My mother also had a baby tooth when she was 19 years old. My doctor advises me to remove the baby tooth. I am not willing to have braces. Is there any option for me to have Invisalign or braces that cannot be seen or do I need to use regular brace...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dentistry has a lot of development over these years, and there are a lot of options available. First of all, to get your braces, you need to extract your baby tooth. Apart from metallic braces, there are other types of braces also. For example, ceramic braces, it is a t...  Read Full »

After Invisalign treatment, should I have to wear retainers 12 hours a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I finished my Invisalign treatment and received retainers that look like Invisalign trays. But it is thicker. I am wearing them for the second day. I am wearing it for about 12 hours a day. But I am noticing pain on my teeth now, and they are tight on my teeth. Should I have to wear them...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Retainers are a passive appliance, and they do not generate any force. If you feel a pain on the mucous membrane (oral tissue or gums), it can be ill-fitted. If there is a pain on the teeth, then it can ...  Read Full »

I have large buck teeth and a triangular gap. Do I need braces?

Query: Hello doctor,So, I have an overbite and I would probably say it is pretty bad. My teeth are not that bad, but I do have large buck teeth. My two front teeth are angled on the outsides and that creates a triangle shape gap in between my top and bottom teeth. I was wondering with the information provi...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. You have mentioned that your front teeth are protruded, large and that creates a space with the lower teeth. With these, I am pretty much sure that you might need braces (fixed orthodontic therapy). But a pro...  Read Full »

Can I get Invisalign treatment for protruding front teeth without extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am interested in getting Invisalign treatment because my upper front teeth are protruding, although the issue is not severe. Recently, I have started feeling some discomfort due to this misalignment. Additionally, my teeth are closely compacted. I would like to know if it is possible...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, aligners can be a viable option for addressing protruding upper teeth. The first step is to calculate the amount of space needed for proper alignment and assess the existing space. If the difference is significant, extractions may be necessary to achieve satisfa...  Read Full »

Should I remove my premolars for wearing braces?

Query: Hi doctor,I had braces before but my teeth have shifted not as they used to be but still they require treatment, now dentist suggested it is because of wisdom teeth. It was pushing my front teeth and the orthodontist said it was because my lower jaw and upper are not matching. My lower teeth are als...  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed the photo you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your teeth are shifted and crowding is present. Regarding your dentist's opinion, yes, there are chances that wisdom teeth might...  Read Full »

Will wisdom teeth eruption be an issue if I use aligners?

Query: Hi doctor, I have crowded teeth and a wisdom tooth coming in the lower jaw and the back side, which has not grown fully. It is only on the surface, and just a little bit is beneath. Will it cause an issue, or should I wait for it to come? There are no major symptoms or issues with it, but I am start...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubham Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I saw the image (the attachments are removed to protect patient's identities) you sent, your wisdom tooth has almost erupted, and a part of it should soon erupt completely on its own if it does not, then consult your orthodontist before start...  Read Full »

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