Health and Beauty

Invisalign Cuts My Tongue

Brace yourself to smile

There they are, all over the press and social media: people with beautiful, straight, white teeth, oozing confidence with their lovely smiles. Most of my patients ask if this can be realistically achieved and the answer is often that their own smiles can be made much more attractive without damaging their teeth and still retaining a natural appearance. This is where adult orthodontic-appliances (braces) come in. Just like the ones that teenagers often wear, they straighten the teeth and avoid alternative treatments that may be too aggressive.

Of course many adults have a negative image of-braces, but they are usually surprised by how-discreet a modern set can be. The hideous metal-monstrosities of their teenage years are long gone, superseded by a generation of high-tech, aesthetically improved and often custom-made appliances that can help them achieve superb results (see Figure 1 below)

Initial consultation

What you need is an orthodontic specialist, which means a dentist who has completed further training, usually a Master of Science degree (MSc) plus a Royal College of Surgeons Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth). This is an eight-year training pathway which leads candidates into careers as fully trained and well-informed clinicians. A specialist will check that you are in good dental health with no cavities or active gum disease, and will often recommend that you first see your regular dentist for a check-up, a hygienist appointment and any urgent work.

Plastic on my Invisalign braces is cutting my tongue, what can I do?

The plastic inside edge towards the back of the lower aligners is bothering my tongue really badly. This is my second day, and it's painful to talk or eat, not because of my teeth, but because of my tongue. Is there something I can do, or will it go away?


Either polish it off yourself or go to your orthodontist right away to get it checked out


i dont know xactly what to do but u should tell ur parents <diurin poisoning causes cancer>

i have just had invisalign 1st set and on day 2 my tongue above and lower are cut ?

i guess from the plastic edges is that normal? has anyone had invisalign and had this experience? just curious as cant find anything on this type of discomfort to do with this procedure.


I, myself, had "traditional" braces, but one of my brothers had invisalign (lucky him). He also had the same problem that you've been having. What he did was call his orthodontist, explain the problem, and he was asked to stop in so that the


I, myself, had "traditional" braces, but one of my brothers had invisalign (lucky him). He also had the same problem that you've been having. What he did was call his orthodontist, explain the problem, and he was asked to stop in so that the