People who are thinking about starting orthodontic treatment usually have many doubts and ask many questions when they consult an orthodontic specialist. With the advent of Invisalign, many are wondering what they look like and what kind of maintenance they need. Below, we will look at some common treatment factors to consider for this orthodontic apparatus.
Invisalign are clear, thin, plastic shells that make them virtually invisible and allow a person to have a perfect smile. They are placed over the teeth as if they were a prosthesis, to bring them into the correct position and are designed so that the corrective appliance is not noticeable and adapts better to any lifestyle.
They can be removed for eating, brushing, or for short periods of time. The key is to wear them a minimum of 22 hours a day and in the correct sequence. Because they are removable and can be lost, specially designed cases are available for storage during periods when they are not worn.
While there may be some discomfort at first, this usually disappears as you adapt to the Invisalign. One thing we are sure of, however, is that the discomfort of these appliances is much more tolerable and bearable than that of traditional orthodontic brackets.
It is essential to avoid drinking soft drinks, flavoured water or sports drinks of any kind with the Invisalign. Liquids of any kind can easily seep into the appliances and, if they contain harmful substances such as acid or sugar, they can cause staining and decay on the teeth. The denture must be flawless when the aligners are placed in the mouth.
In conclusion, we can say that these appliances are better and more versatile than traditional orthodontic brackets. You only need to consult an orthodontist with sufficient experience, training and ability to assign you the best Invisalign and instruct you in their necessary care so that you can boast a healthy and beautiful smile, just as you always wanted.