The buttons on my teeth are the biggest hassle so far – they caused a bit of an ulcer on my top lip, so I got Kylie, my hygienist to smooth them off a bit, which made it all feel instantly better. When the aligners are in they are quite comfortable – my teeth are a bit achey but nothing too dramatic. The most uncomfortable is the process of actually taking the aligners out – and really its fiddly more than painful. My teeth are a bit tender when I’m chewing, but I remind myself that’s a good thing – it means they’re moving and that’s what I want! I did give in and take some Panadol today (no Nurofen though as this makes the process of tooth movement slower) – that took the edge off things and all was much better.