How to Care for Invisalign Aligners ?
Invisalign is a great option to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. It is particularly popular among adults because it is virtually invisible. It also tends to be more comfortable than traditional braces.
How to Get the Best Results from Invisalign ?
In order to ensure your Invisalign treatment is successful, it’s important to follow the instructions you’ll get from our cosmetic dentist. These instructions will include the best way to take care of your aligners. Since Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to move your teeth, it’s very important that you take good care of these trays. You’ll wear each one for about two weeks, so you want to be sure to keep them clean and undamaged.
The major guidelines for caring for your aligner trays are:
Since Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to move your teeth, it’s very important that you take good care of these trays.
- Avoid hot foods or beverages that could warp the tray
- Avoid foods or beverages that could stain the trays
- Remove the trays during meals
- Clean the trays after meals and before bed
- Wear your trays at least 22 hours every day
These guidelines help ensure that your trays will remain clear and undamaged. Keeping them clean prevents buildup of food particles, bacteria, or plaque beneath the trays where it can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or even bad breath.
How Invisalign Works ?
Invisalign works because each individual tray is shaped slightly differently from the previous tray. As you place the tray over your teeth, the teeth shift slightly to accommodate the shape of the tray. After you’ve worn the tray for about two weeks, the teeth have moved into the position demanded by the shape of the tray. Each tray moves the teeth a small amount, and this incremental movement eventually adds up to a straight, perfect smile.
This approach to orthodontic treatment can work for a variety of alignment problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, overbite, underbite, and even crossbite. Our cosmetic dentist can determine if this is a good approach to correct your specific problems. No matter what issue is being treated, be sure to take good care of your trays throughout your Invisalign treatment.
Call Dorval Dental Clinic today and set up an appointment with our skilled team and dentist to see the options available to you.