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Should I Stop Invisalign If I Get Migraine Headaches?

Invisalign has been the preferred way to straighten teeth and resolve issues like crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites since 1997. While it comes with a long list of benefits, it’s not perfect. As with most treatments, Invisalign may lead to some side effects. One side effect that many of our patients notice is headaches.

There are a number of reasons you may experience headaches as you undergo Invisalign treatment. In most cases, they will pop up when you first receive your aligners or switch to a new set of aligners. This is because your mouth, teeth, and gums need some time to get used to them.

At first, your aligners may feel tight and cause you to clench your teeth and prompt headaches. In addition, they may strain your jaw and bring about this discomfort. The good news is that headaches during Invisalign treatment are usually minor and temporary. They shouldn’t affect your sleep or overall quality of life.

If you experience a debilitating migraine or a headache that doesn’t subside after a few days, it’s in your best interest to visit our office. Our dental team will perform an exam and figure out if there is an underlying condition that may be causing the migraine. Your dental professional will be able to help you make oral health decisions.

Migraine headaches may be the result of TMJ disorder, a bite misalignment, or a related condition. If you are diagnosed with one of these conditions, we’ll come up with a treatment plan and help you find fast relief. Many of our medical peers, including Sarasota dermatologist Dr. Amy Ross, have determined that more people are trying to find a reason for migraines simply through online searches.

We’ll inform you of whether you have to stop Invisalign treatment but there’s a good chance you won’t. You’ll likely be able to treat your condition while continuing to straighten your teeth.

Schedule an Appointment at Downtown Dental

For more information on Invisalign or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Downtown Dental today. Call 919-897-7646. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can read this page in Spanish here – ¿Debo eliminar Invisalign si tengo migrañas?

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