Adjusting to Invisalign Aligner Therapy

Adjusting to Invisalign Aligner Therapy

Invisalign® clear aligner therapy is ideal for patients who desire to straighten their teeth without using traditional metal braces. A slight grin may make a big difference. When you meet someone new, it sets the tone for a fantastic first impression. It assists you in expressing the appropriate mood while conversing with people.

If you hide your grin because you're self-conscious about your teeth, it might affect every contact you have. Rather than allowing their teeth to limit them, an increasing number of people are opting for Invisalign braces. Read up on these hints to get the most out of your alignment. If you and your dentist agree that it is the best option for you, your dentist will guide you through the process.

Keep your teeth in good shape

It's particularly important for users. Anything on your teeth will be held in place by your aligners since they fit properly around your teeth. If there are any food residues on your teeth, your aligners will protect them from washing away. The aligners also provide a more compact, wet, and warm environment. This provides an ideal environment for bacteria to flourish, which can lead to tooth decay.

Your saliva won't be able to do its function of washing away particles of food, plaque, and bacteria. Floss and brush every time you take your aligners out to eat or drink something other than water to keep your teeth clean and healthy and decrease your risk of cavities. This is also vital to avoid staining your teeth and aligners with colored foods and beverages like spaghetti or a berry smoothie.

Take better care of your soreness and sheer agony

Chewing has a pleasant massage effect on your gums and stimulates nutrient-rich blood flow to your mouth. Chewing activities help your trays fit firmly for optimum tooth movement, and they also aid with blood flow, which is a natural pain reliever. As previously stated, Invisalign is known to cause canker sores in the mouth.

Although the problem isn't as severe as it is with traditional metal braces, it nevertheless persists. While the dental wax method mentioned above will help, there are other steps you can take after a canker sore arises. Using an antimicrobial mouthwash is one alternative. This may irritate your sore, but it will speed up the healing process.

Make a routine for yourself and stick to it

As you begin your smiling journey, try to develop a personal routine that incorporates basic hygiene and behaviors that you can stick to. Incorporating these ideas into your daily routine will make your journey to your perfect smile more comfortable and confident. It is a popular way for adults and teens to acquire the smiles they've always desired. It doesn't, however, do miracles on its own.

If you're stuck deciding between traditional braces and these aligners, the choice is clear. 

Request an appointment here: or call Phoenix Family Dentistry at (602) 547-9007 for an appointment in our Phoenix office.


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