Invisalign aligners are clear, removable, and comfortable orthodontic appliances used to straighten teeth.
Invisalign aligners are clear and removable appliances that are used to straighten teeth. They are made of a mouth-sized plastic mold worn over the teeth and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing.
The aligners gradually move the teeth into place without wires or brackets. This treatment is painless, easy to use, discreet and effective. The main advantages of Invisalign aligners are that they are invisible, comfortable to wear, and affordable.
Invisalign is a system of clear aligners worn for about 22 hours daily. It is custom-made to fit your teeth and your unique smile.
The Invisalign treatment starts with an initial consultation with the orthodontist, who will take an impression of your teeth and send it to the lab. The lab will then create a series of clear aligners using this information and send them back. You will wear these aligners for about two weeks before changing to a new set.
After getting your Invisalign in Markham, ON, it is crucial to care for them to get the most from the treatment.
These teeth straightening devices are removable and convenient. However, you need to wear them for the appropriate amount of time to ensure the treatment is successful. You are advised to wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours and only remove them when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth.
You should always brush your teeth before reinserting your aligners to avoid damage to the aligners and getting an infection. It should also brush after each meal and again at bedtime. This helps fight bacteria buildup in your mouth so that it doesn’t cause any problems with the alignment process. Use a soft toothbrush to clean the aligners after each meal or snack. Don’t use toothpaste or mouthwash, as these can dull or damage the aligners’ surface over time.
Don’t soak your aligners in hot water, which can warp them out of shape. Also, avoid using sharp objects like toothpicks for cleaning because this could also cause damage to the aligner’s surface.
While it’s tempting to drink all the teas, coffees, and red wine you want while in treatment, you should avoid it (if only because it makes flossing so much less fun). Instead, stick to clear liquids like water or sparkling water with some lemon juice squeezed into it!
It is important to care for your aligners when you are not wearing them. Store them in a denture solution or water to keep them moist, and don’t store your aligners in direct sunlight—they should always be kept in a cool, dry location.
Avoid water, pets, and children with the trays in storage. The best containers for storing Invisalign retainers are waterproof and childproof—and many pet owners will attest that their furry friends love tearing things apart (especially plastic packaging). If you have young children around the house who might mistake these retainers for toys, ensure they’re stored out of reach when not worn by an adult patient!
To keep your teeth strong during treatment, avoid sugary foods, especially those that stain teeth, and eat a balanced diet that includes teeth-friendly food. Drink plenty of water to maintain saliva flow and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Lastly, avoid chewing on ice, pens, pencils, or other hard objects (such as forks). This can damage your aligners and cause pain in your teeth or gums if you have attached braces.
Instead, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush the inside of the tray with warm water. This will help remove any buildup of food or plaque, which can lead to infection if not removed regularly.
We recommend using an electric toothbrush with soft bristles if you have sensitive gums. It will be more gentle on your gums than a manual brush and is more effective at removing plaque than a manual brush alone.
Visit New Delhi Dental for more information about Invisalign aligners and what you can expect during the treatment.