The Truth About Wearing Invisalign
Invisalign is a revolutionary treatment that can straighten teeth without using any metal brackets or braces or attachments of any kind. Our Millburn NJ dental office provides this subtle orthodontic treatments for teens and adult patients who don’t want to deal with the hassle of metal braces.
Millburn Dental Arts began offering Invisalign several years ago, and since then, Invisalign has gone up in popularity around the United States and rest of the year. The concept behind Invisalign is easy to understand; it uses clear aligners to move teeth into a better position, but there are some facts about Invisalign people don’t know or overlook.
If you’re serious about straightening your teeth with Invisalign, check out the list below to discover some of the hidden facts about Invisalign. Or call the office today at (973) 957-1604 to book a visit.
You MUST Wear The Aligners
One of the great things about Invisalign is that it’s a short-term treatment. Typical treatment time is anywhere from 12 to 18 months. That is substantially shorter than most treatment times for traditional braces. However, it’s vital that patients wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day. The great thing about Invisalign is that you can remove the trays for eating and cleaning. But it’s important to wear the aligners for the required time. Forgetting to wear the aligners can lead to poor treatment results or extended treatment times.
The Trays Can Stain
A major advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are invisible. It’s possible to wear the trays and hide the treatment from your closest relatives. And though the aligners are clear, they can stain. That’s important to remember because you’ll want to remove the aligners when drinking dark drinks, or you’ll need to avoid those drinks altogether.
They Aren’t Seen But Sometimes Heard
We mentioned above that a major benefit of Invisalign is that it’s virtually invisible. And while people can’t normally see the aligners, the aligners can sometimes affect speech. This is especially true at the beginning of the treatment. Some patients notice a temporary lisp while wearing the aligners. The good news is that patients using get use to the treatment after a few days.
Carry Around A Travel Brush
Patients love the freedom of removing Invisalign aligners to eat whatever they want. It’s a major perk, but it’s important to clean your teeth before popping your trays back into your mouth. If you’re not brushing after meals (and snacks), you’ll trap food debris on your teeth and increase the risk of tooth decay. To help keep your teeth clean, keep a travel brush handy so you can have a quick brush before you place your aligners back in.
Dr. Krosser has transformed a number of smiles using Invisalign. He uses a special Invisalign Outcome Simulator to take digital scans of the teeth and plan out your treatment during your first consultation. You’ll leave the office knowing the exact duration of your treatment! Give us a call today at (973) 957-1604 to schedule a consultation.