Although very few cases have been reported, it is possible for some individuals to experience what they believe to be an allergy to Invisalign®. Isolated instances of an allergic reaction to the plastic occurred. In some cases, it is nothing more than a problem with the proper functioning of the person’s saliva. It is possible that the wearing of Invisalign® aligners has led to a reduction in the production of saliva and its natural cleansing capabilities. Some dentists might recommend getting a professional cleaning every three months if you are going through the Invisalign® process.
If you are experiencing changes in your mouth that are new, it is possible that you might have an allergy to Invisalign®. Most allergies are accompanied by one or more symptoms that you should look into, particularly if you are experiencing discomfort.
If you have a true allergy to Invisalign®, you are among a small group of people. Few instances of allergic reactions to Invisalign® have been reported. However, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is possible that you have an allergy to the materials used to fabricate the Invisalign® trays: swollen tongue or gums, burning sensation on the tongue or gums, a constant feeling that you need to clear your throat, or an itching sensation in your mouth.
If you suspect that you might have an allergy to Invisalign® aligners, the first thing that you should do is call your dentist to discuss the issue. Although the removal of your Invisalign® trays can disturb the progress that you have been making, it might help to determine whether or not you do have an allergy to Invisalign®. Another strategy that can be used is to take a small piece of the plastic used to make Invisalign® aligners and place it on your arm for several days, using a bandage to keep it in place. However, this should only be done under the supervision of your dentist.