If you’re looking to fix your crooked or misaligned teeth without having metal wires and brackets, consider getting Invisalign®. However, before you schedule a consultation with your dentist, it’s best to educate yourself on this orthodontic treatment so you know what to except.
You should be wearing your clear aligners at all times except when you’re enjoying your food or brushing and flossing your teeth. Expect your dentist to instruct you to wear them for at least 20 hours a day.
Unlike traditional metal braces that are permanently placed, you can remove your Invisalign aligners whenever you need to. With practice, you’ll be able to do speak normally and function well with the aligners in place.
Once you start wearing the aligners, you’ll have to be diligent with your oral hygiene habits. Although you’ll be able to take out your clear aligners when you’re having a meal, food particles can still get stuck between your teeth. When you put the aligners back on without brushing or flossing your teeth, bacteria can feed on the debris and cause issues, like tooth decay and cavities.
If possible, brush your teeth and clean your aligners by soaking them in a special Invisalign cleaning solution.
The team of skilled dental professionals at Seaside Dentistry is excited to play a role in improving your oral health and the appearance of your smile! We offer a unique combination of high-quality dentistry and a spa-like experience. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Parè!
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