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  • Writer's pictureBelle Mead Orthodontics

7 Things to Note Before Opting for Invisalign Treatment

Investing in orthodontic treatment is one thing. Deciding on the best treatment option is another. However, these days, people would rather dump metal braces for a new solution- Invisalign.

Invisalign is a type of aligner that helps straighten and arrange the teeth. It consists of a series of clear plastics that fit over the teeth and can be removed when brushing, eating, and drinking any liquid except water. However, before you begin your Invisalign treatments, you should know some things.

#1. Your aligners must be worn daily

Dentists recommend wearing your Invisalign for at least 22 hours daily for the best visible result. For this reason, Invisalign has been customized to fit perfectly into your teeth so you don't feel uncomfortable wearing them. The only time your aligners should be out of your mouth would be when you're eating, drinking, or brushing.

#2. Duration of treatment differs

Your teeth condition determines how long your treatment will last. For adults, the average duration is up to a year. However, depending on the state of your teeth, it could take less. For instance, one or two misaligned teeth would only take a few months. It's best to consult an experienced orthodontist for the duration and suitable treatment.

#3. Your dental health must be taken seriously

Whether you're big on dental hygiene or not, you must take your dental health seriously, especially when on aligners. You must brush and floss your teeth frequently after eating before wearing your aligners because they can trap bacteria and give you bad breath.

#4. It will take a while for you to adjust

Feeling slight discomfort when using aligners for the first time is normal. It could affect your speech, and your teeth may feel a little loose because they are moving to get straightened. However, the good news is these challenges only last a few days or weeks. Try not to remove them when you want to talk - you will get used to it in a few days.

#5. Anyone can use the Invisalign treatment

While some age groups may prefer braces, Invisalign treatment is excellent for people of all ages. Therefore, you shouldn’t shy away from the quick and efficient results you stand to benefit from Invisalign.

#6. Your speech will be affected at the start

One of the most notable changes you’ll notice when you first start using Invisalign is a slight lisp in your speech. However, this isn’t something to be overly worried about, as it’s simply the effect of the plastic aligners. The lisp goes away after a while.

#7. Clean and brush your aligners

Take care of your aligners the way you would your teeth. You can use a soft toothbrush to clean it and eliminate any grime on the surface.

Get a confident and beautiful smile with Invisalign aligners

The beauty of Invisalign is that people of all ages can wear it; it is the best stress and pain-free way to align your teeth. With it, you’re guaranteed a clear, confident, and beautiful smile in just a few months. Reach out to us today to book a free consultation.


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