4 Things You’ll Experience with Invisalign

» Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Blog, Dentistry | 0 comments

dentistInvisalign is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of teeth straightening. It’s an almost invisible alternative to braces, and people just can’t seem to get enough. However, there are a few things you should know prior to getting Invisalign braces. Let’s take a look at a few.

You May Experience Discomfort
The first few weeks are always the hardest, as that’s the time when your teeth are adjusting to the moldings. It’s probably best to stay away from hard or difficult-to-eat foods for a few weeks while your teeth adjust. This discomfort, however, is just unpleasant; it’s nothing you can’t handle. 

Expect a Lisp
Since the trays will be placed directly on your teeth, they act as another layer. This layer is something you’re probably not used to. Because of this, you might experience a lisp. It’ll take some time for you to get used to the extra hardware in your mouth, so your tongue is going to need to adjust. Don’t worry, though. This will go away after you wear them for a bit. 

Throw a Toothbrush In Your Pocket
Every time you indulge in any food, you’re going to have to brush your teeth. It’s very important that you brush your teeth before putting your trays back on to prevent any food from getting trapped. While it may seem annoying, it’s actually a big help. Plus, when you’re running to the bathroom after lunch, chances are you’re going to see someone else in the bathroom brushing their teeth, too. You’re definitely not alone.

You Actually Have to Wear Them
When you have Invisalign, your dentist will tell you that you have to wear your trays 22 hours a day. That might seem like a lot since there are only two hours in that timeframe for eating. However, if you don’t wear them, you won’t get the results you want. The more you wear them, the quicker you can get them off. 

Almost all adults that were surveyed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry think a healthy smile is socially important. Invisalign is a big help if you want to achieve that healthy, straight smile without the look of braces. However, be aware that like normal braces, there are some things you’ll have to deal with. Keep the above list in mind when heading to the family dentist clinic to get the trays.

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