Braces are more commonplace in our society than ever before. However, traditional braces are not what most people desire anymore. Fixing your teeth without advertising it so blatantly appeals to teens and adults alike. This is where Invisalign becomes relevant.
Similar to traditional braces, you’ll need to wear your aligner for most of the day. A big deciding factor for a lot of people thinking about getting Invisalign is that they can periodically take them out. It is true that they can be removed for things like brushing your teeth or eating dinner, and you won’t see too many restrictions for aligner wearers. Remember, though, that they must remain on your teeth for at least twenty hours a day. Otherwise, the desired results will not be reached efficiently.
You will be very familiar with your toothbrush once you start wearing the Invisalign. Much like braces that have wires, making sure that your teeth are clean is a vital part of the entire process. Without these important details, your likelihood of a better smile will be low. Bringing toothbrushes and travel sized toothpaste with you everywhere you go is a great idea.
Your fight for straight pearly whites should not be mistaken for a quick fix with the Invisalign. Unfortunately, there is no short and sweet procedure to make your teeth straight in an hour or so. Time, working with a qualified orthodontist and compliance is what will give you the teeth you will love. Let the treatment do its job. After your treatment time is over, your dentist will also suggest you wear a nighttime retainer to keep your teeth in place over time.
54% of users proclaim that they felt some slight pain when beginning the teeth straightening treatment compared to the 34% who were without any aching. Any irritation normally starts when the dentist applies Invisalign because the pressure of the invisible braces hurt, as they are essentially pushing your teeth together.
Depending on the severity of your dental issues, Invisalign might not be suited for you. It is perfect for people who have gaps, overbites, crowded teeth, and similar mild cases. However, if you need a solution for more complicated tooth or bite problems, the Invisalign may not be a good option for fixing your smile issues.
If coffee is a main beverage in your life, consider that you could have to give it up or at least cut down on how much you are drinking. This is due to the fact your Invisalign will stain and everyone will see the coffee on your teeth. Most heavy coffee drinkers cut down on the frequency of drinking coffee or often time drink it through a straw or have smaller doses of coffee such as an espresso in order to bypass the teeth contacting the coffee.
You cannot brush your Invisalign while still on the teeth. They must be taken out and cleaned with regular soap and water. If not, you may experience a less than clean feeling in your mouth.
An amazing side effect that several patients see is the loss of weight from their bodies. You cannot indulge in snacks like you did before your invisible braces were put on. Your allotted eating time will decrease as well. This helps many patients control their diet and lose weight.
Invisible yet effective, these braces go undetected by most. Braces are often the first noticed feature of those who wear them. People who wear Invisalign are not defined by their braces.
Treatment plans vary depending on both the dentist and your mouth. Contact us for more information or to find an orthodontist near you.