Today, there are a lot of options when it comes to straightening teeth. However, the most popular ones involve brackets and wires which need to be inserted surgically. The process is long, and you can experience pain, discomfort, and soreness for a couple of weeks post-surgery.
However, Invisalign is a surgical free solution that is revolutionizing the dental industry by providing a clear option without the brackets and wires so that you can eat, work and are involved in social functions without feeling self-conscious about how you look. However, if Invisalign should be of any help to you in the long run, you should be aware of things you should never do when you have them one.
Since Invisalign is transparent, dirt and stains will show very easily when you have them on. It's therefore crucial that you drink only water when you have them on. Since you can remove them, when eating, make sure to do so and clean your teeth before you have them back on. Any food residue and stains can clearly show, which beats the point of having them in the first place.
Rushing The Treatment
Dealing with teeth often requires a certain degree of patience. Because teeth aren't like soft tissue, they take time to align and get how you need them to. With Invisalign, it's no different. The process is slow and steady. Therefore, any attempts to rush the treatment can result in tooth shrinkage and reabsorption which makes them less stable, sore and very likely to fall out as time goes by.
Leaving Them In
When you are about to embark on an activity such as eating, it's important to first remove them. While you can eat with them still in, it becomes a lot easier to stain them, damage them or even delay the treatment. As such, leaving them in can be very costly since you might have to get others to replace the damaged ones.
Invisalign is a great alternative to the other more traditional options of straightening teeth. If you would like to explore this avenue, don't hesitate to book an appointment with us. We'll go over everything you need and fit you for them as soon as possible.
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