Invisalign can correct simple misalignment or crookedness of your teeth. You can use the alignment system as an alternative to metal braces or ceramic braces. Many people today choose Invisalign over braces for its many benefits. It is, however, not without discomfort.
Here in Gainsborough, Invisalign braces are becoming more and more popular. The discomfort will always be there, but here are some ideas on how to make the whole experience a whole lot bearable.
Bring a toothbrush or dental care kit
Just like any other treatment, Invisalign needs getting used to. For one, you can carry a travel toothbrush and toothpaste or a dental care kit with you. Good oral hygiene is necessary even for those undergoing Invisalign treatment.
Buff sharp edges
You may think that a nail buffer is useless in a dental treatment, but you will be surprised. Although Invisalign aligners are comfortable by standards, your mouth may still be irritated by the plastic and sometimes sharp edges. You can buff said sharp edges and bring relief to your mouth.
Watch what you drink
You can eat and drink anything with Invisalign, but do take your aligners out when drinking hot tea, coffee, or another hot beverage. The heat can warp the aligners. Coloured drinks such as wine, on the other hand, can stain your aligners, making your teeth appear yellow.
Finally, sugary drinks such as soft drinks can make your teeth feel unpleasant if you have your aligners in.
Clean your aligners
You may brush your teeth between meals, but Invisalign aligners will turn foul without cleaning. You can brush your aligners with a regular toothbrush and toothpaste. Alternately, you can immerse the aligners in diluted mouthwash at a maximum of five minutes. Clean teeth need clean aligners.
Clean your teeth first
Speaking of cleanliness, you can brush your teeth first after every meal before wearing your aligners. You may be tempted to pop the aligners back in immediately after a meal to meet the 22-hour wear requirement. To do so, however, will only stain your aligners with food remnants and risk the development of cavities.
With these hacks, you can have a happier and easier time with Invisalign.