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Things You Should Know Before Getting Invisalign

Posted on 11/15/2023 by Star Orthodontics
A woman holding her Invisalign clear alignerOver the past couple of years, Invisalign has become a popular treatment option for fixing misalignment in teeth. This is because their clear color makes them less conspicuous and aesthetically pleasing. In addition, dentists recommend Invisalign as a treatment plan for several orthodontic problems. These include overcrowding, open bite, gap bite, and crooked teeth. If you are considering getting Invisalign, here are a few things you need to know;

You Must Wear Invisalign For At Least 22 Hours in A Day

Most people do not know that there is a specific number of hours that you will have to wear your Invisalign to achieve the perfect results. Dentists recommend wearing your retainers for at least 22 hours a day. Thus, make sure that you wear them throughout the day and at night.

You Do Not Wear the Same Set of Invisalign Through The Treatment Period

This is also another less-known fact about Invisalign. Your dentist will switch out your old set of Invisalign for a new set every week or every two weeks. Each new set is tighter thus, increasing the pressure they apply to teeth.

Always Take Invisalign Out When Eating

It may tempt you to eat with them because you have to wear them for 22 hours a day. However, it is very important to make sure that you do not eat with your Invisalign. In addition, dentists recommend brushing your teeth after eating, just before you put your Invisalign back on.

You May Need Other Attachments

You may think that your set of Invisalign is the only orthodontic equipment that you will get. However, from time to time, your dentist may recommend other small attachments or ridges. These attachments help to keep your Invisalign in place.

Beware Of Hot Beverages

Although you can drink almost anything when you have your Invisalign on, opt for room-temperature drinks. Since they make Invisalign from thermostatic plastic, extremely hot beverages like tea or coffee can cause them to warp.

It is important to maintain good dental hygiene when you have Invisalign. However, it is equally important to ensure that you keep your Invisalign clean. Make sure that you rinse them with water every night. Using a soft brush, brush the Invisalign with liquid soap to remove food particles.

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