Invisalign is an almost invisible type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays. These aligner trays are worn over your teeth to gently shift them into proper alignment. Invisalign treatment begins with a visit to Dental Arts of Boston for an examination and consultation to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign. If you are someone, who just got your Invisalign or soon going to get one, then here are some tips for you.
Invisalign patients should be diligent about brushing and flossing their teeth throughout their Invisalign treatment. Any food particles and bacteria trapped between the teeth can increase the risk of cavities or gum disease. Patients should brush their teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day.
While Invisalign aligners are removable, you should keep them on as much as possible. Removing them to eat, drink or clean your teeth can lead to the misalignment of your trays. Hard and sticky foods can damage the aligners.
You should avoid foods that require biting into, such as apples or corn on the cob. You should also avoid any foods that can stick to your aligners, such as caramel or gum.
Invisalign aligners are removable, but for best results, you should wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day. If you do remove your aligners, be sure to keep your aligners in their case and place the aligners back in your mouth before you go to sleep.
While Invisalign aligners are removable, you should only remove your aligners to eat and brush your teeth. But don't keep them off for too long because if you don't wear your aligners, you risk letting your teeth shift.
Just because you've opted for Invisalign treatment doesn't mean you can skip out on regular dental appointments.
During regular dental visits, your dentist will check the fit of Invisalign aligners, as well as your teeth. They'll make sure there aren't any chips and cracks. If there are, they'll repair them. This helps prevent issues with your bite.
If you want to learn more about Invisalign, contact Dental Arts of Boston at (617) 266-0441 today to book an appointment with the Dentist Boston, MA. Our team can offer guidance and make product recommendations for your unique smile.