Invisalign (Invisible Braces)
Invisalign is a treatment option for straightening the teeth of both young and adult patients. This process allows the teeth to be corrected without anyone knowing it’s happening, although routine visits to the dentist are still required to monitor the progress. The length of time the treatment takes as well as the final results will depend on the oral care professional and the patient alike. Here are a few tips to help ensure your experience with Invisalign treatment is a positive one.
Proper Oral Hygiene Is a Must
With any teeth straightening procedure, you still must brush your teeth on a regular basis. Through the Invisalign treatment, the teeth are covered in such a way that you have to be careful while you brush. Both the liners and your teeth need to be cleaned regularly. You can use a denture-cleaning product when cleaning the trays, but also use regular toothpaste for your teeth.
If practicing proper oral hygiene is a problem to you, plaque may build up on your teeth and the explicit material of the trays. It may turn the material cloudy and make it visible to other people. You should also remove the trays while eating or drinking to prevent the material from becoming stained.
Aligners Play an Important Role
It is recommended that the trays are worn for twenty hours each day. This will shorten the length of time required for curative treatment and also ensure that you have less discomfort from the procedure. The trays can easily be removed, but it is recommended that you do so only when eating or drinking. If the trays are left out for an extended period, it may cause the teeth to stop moving into the correct position, which is counterproductive to straightening the teeth.
Use A Retainer
There are many instances where a retainer will be of benefit. These can usually be limited to night-time usage. The purpose of this orthodontic equipment is to ensure the corrective measures you have completed will stay in place. If the dentist prescribes a retainer for you to use, it is advised to follow their recommendation to improve progress of the Invisalign treatment.
With a little patience, you will see results and will enjoy the benefits of a perfect straightened teeth. With Invisalign you can experience the importance of braces without having look like you have braces on.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with an appropriately qualified health practitioner.