Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that helps move your teeth into the appropriate position. Unlike braces, it uses clear plastic trays that are virtually invisible. You must wear these trays at least twenty-two hours every day for the best possible results.
Wearing Invisalign Trays
Invisalign trays are custom-made to fit your teeth, so they fit comfortably in your mouth. Each tray in the full series moves your teeth a small amount until, after all the incremental changes, your teeth reach the correct alignment. For the best results from your treatment, you should follow certain guidelines, including:
- Do not take the trays out for more than about two hours each day
- Wear the trays at night as well as in the daytime
- Clean the trays at least once or twice a day
- Don’t wear the trays while drinking hot beverages
- Avoid foods or beverages that could stain the trays
Following these instructions will help ensure your trays remain clean and do not become warped. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign is a popular choice for adults who require orthodontics. They offer several advantages over traditional braces, including:
- They are virtually invisible
- They are more comfortable
- They are removable
Although you should not remove them often or for long periods of time, being able to see the progress of your treatment is a definite plus. You can also take them out occasionally for special occasions. However, you should always wear them through the night. Because they’re custom-made, they shouldn’t bother you or interfere with your breathing in any way.
As with traditional braces, you might experience some discomfort when you begin treatment. You might also feel some ache each time you change trays, which occurs about every two weeks. This is because your teeth are shifting. In most cases, over-the-counter medication is sufficient to alleviate this issue. If you have any problems with your trays as treatment progresses, be sure to discuss them with our experienced dentist.
Call us at Artistic Smiles today to set up your first consultation to discuss your Invisalign options!