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Care Tips – Invisalign Braces

What is Invisalign?

It is a transparent orthodontic device that is manufactured for helping patients align the teeth, and it is more flexible than the traditional orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is completely transparent and mostly does not gets noticed when talking or laughing and smiling. Patients can remove the aligners, have food, perform regular oral hygiene measure like brushing and flossing and place aligners back on the teeth.

It is easy to remove and put in the mouth. This makes it more comfortable in use, but you will need to wear it about 20-22 hours a day at least and even during sleep to make sure the movement is not reversed. Making sure the Invisalign aligners are placed in the correct position, there are less cracks and fractures of the aligners

Invisalign orthodontic aligners needs to be changed every two weeks or three weeks depending on the original treatment plan.The patient should visit the treatingdentist almost every one month to follow the progress of your teeth and accordingly direct the patient to move to the next aligner or continue to use the current one until the next visit.
Chewes or munchies are often recommended to be used many times during the day to make sure the aligners remain in close contact with the teeth and attachments

It is easy to remove and put in the mouth. This makes it more comfortable in use, but you will need to wear it about 20-22 hours a day at least and even during sleep to make sure the movement is not reversed. Making sure the Invisalign aligners are placed in the correct position, there are less cracks and fractures of the aligners

Invisalign orthodontic aligners needs to be changed every two weeks or three weeks depending on the original treatment plan.The patient should visit the treatingdentist almost every one month to follow the progress of your teeth and accordingly direct the patient to move to the next aligner or continue to use the current one until the next visit.
Chewes or munchies are often recommended to be used many times during the day to make sure the aligners remain in close contact with the teeth and attachments

So, what's care I have to take after starting the Invisalign treatment?

It requires special attention.Our team in Nepean dental implant will explain in details the following instructions that you should follow carefully:

What to eat and what not to?

  • You can eat anything you want if you take the aligners off. Making sure you put it immediately back after eating.
  • Avoid too hot and cold liquid foods and beverages that may cause a change in the dimensions of the device.
  • No chewing gum to prevent stickingof the device to gum or sticky food in general.
  • Avoid smoking, which causes yellowing and problems with teeth as well as changing the color of the pure Invisalign.

What to eat and what not to?

  • You can eat anything you want if you take the aligners off. Making sure you put it immediately back after eating.
  • Avoid too hot and cold liquid foods and beverages that may cause a change in the dimensions of the device.
  • No chewing gum to prevent stickingof the device to gum or sticky food in general.
  • Avoid smoking, which causes yellowing and problems with teeth as well as changing the color of the pure Invisalign.

Will Invisalign affect my lifestyle?

  • Most often you will only feel discomfort at the beginning, but it will go away after a couple of days. This is normal and does not require any concern.
  • Invisalignimpedes your ability to pronounce words only for few days till you get used to it. These transparent aligners may be removed from its place then properly placed in your mouthso that you can get accustomed to its presence and then can speak and feel normally.
  • The patient can remove the transparent orthodontic treatment during the time of eating, drinking and during the cleaning of his teeth, and this feature gives the patient more rest during the treatment, along with proper oral hygiene methods.
  • If you have a special event, you can take the device out of your mouth and then put it again back when it is finished.

How to clean the invisible Invisalign devices?

  • The transparent orthodontic alignersare easy to clean using the brush and warm water without any toothpaste.
  • It is important to brush your teeth after each meal before re-putting the device again into your mouth, in order to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
  • Handle it gently with your thumb and forefinger so that it does not break.
  • Chewes or munchies are often recommended to be used many times during the day to make sure the aligners remain in close contact with the teeth and attachments

How to take care of your teeth during orthodontic period?

With Invisalign, there is more freedom in cleaning the teeth. This point definitely provides the teeth and the gums the proper hygiene needed unlike other orthodontic treatment options. With conventional orthodontics, gums are usually inflamed due to the laying of wires and brackets, which prevent the patient from cleaning their teeth properly.
Cleaning of your teeth is done in the usual manners

  • Brush your teeth 3 times daily at least or even better after each meal, with your regular toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Floss regularly every day, to assess the inaccessible areas of your teeth.

Is the retainer necessary after finishing the orthodontic treatment?

  • To maintain the results after finishing the orthodontic treatment, we usually recommend wearing a retainer for a period of timeduring sleep to prevent relapse and return of your teeth to its previous position.

The smile is the start of communication with others, which beautifies the whole face and breaks the ice between two. The beautiful smile, however, is made up of essential elements: lips, gums, teeth, and palate. Cosmetic dentistry is not only about beautiful form, but it starts with the health of the teeth, gums, and mouth in general. Teeth whitening is a broad concept that includes teeth cleaning, whitening, straightening, and even veneering them if needed. For this reason, it is necessary to visit Nepean Dental Implants & Cosmetic clinic periodically to prevent the aggravation of small dental problems.

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