Teens may experience minor discomfort when wearing braces, especially after an adjustment or if a wire shifts out of place. In fact, many people need to build up calluses and use orthodontic wax after they get braces so they can get used to them. And since braces are hard metal, you teen should always wear a mouthguard when playing sports to prevent oral injuries.
On the other hand, teens don’t need to worry about cutting themselves on the Invisalign aligners (but we still encourage them to wear a custom mouthguard during contact sports!) Their smooth finish ensures nothing is poking the inside of their mouth between orthodontic visits, which makes it easier for many people to adjust.
However, teens will still experience some discomfort when they receive a new aligner, as it will be tighter than the previous one. Some may want to remove their aligners to relieve the pain, but doing so will slow down their treatment. Therefore, it’s crucial to be responsible and follow the rules precisely, which may be easy for some teens but challenging for others.