The first consideration is that you should be really disciplined in wearing your invisible aligners to get the best results
Invisalign must be worn almost 22 hours a day. You usually need to remove them only when you eat and drink.
2- Your teeth may feel more sensitive
There may be a constant force while working around teeth movement, thus, making your teeth feel more sensitive.
3- Aligners can make the pain
As your teeth move to their proper positions, nerve ending in your gums are stretched as well. This may sometimes cause a stinging sensation in your gums.
4- You Shouldn`t smoke while wearing your Invisalign
Smoking with your aligners on can cause permanent discoloration. If you wish to smoke, be sure to remove your aligners.
5- Invisalign may affect your speech
Similar to metal braces, patients may feel that they have a lisp at the beginning of the treatment.
6- You need to remove your aligners whenever you eat
You have to make sure that food stuck in between your teeth and along your gum lines are removed.
So, this is important to brush your teeth and floss before putting your invisible aligners back in your mouth.
7- Avoid sugary, colored, and acidic drinks
Coffee or breakfast tea can leave a stain on your aligners or may cause discoloration. If you want to drink while wearing Invisalign, enjoy drinking a glass of water instead.
8- You need to skip your lipstick for a while
Since Invisalign are clear plastic aligners, wearing lipstick can stain your aligners. Try a colorless lip balm or other alternatives.
9- Be patient with the results
Remember that the duration of the treatment depends on the complexity of the misalignment of your teeth!
10- Invisalign should be cleaned regularly
Wearing Invisalign for about 22 hours a day and leaving them uncleaned can cause them to be discolored and smelly.
It would be great to wash them properly, soak them in a cleaning solution, and rinse them before using them again.
11- For Some Patients, Invisalign treatment may come with attachments
Attachments are tooth-colored buttons placed on certain teeth to allow the proper grip of the aligners
12- The cost of Invisalign varies
The cost of Invisalign varies per patient. And some have insurances that may cover a portion of the cost.
13- You might need to use retainers after your Invisalign treatment
After your Invisalign treatment completed, your dentist might recommend that wear retainers when you sleep.
This is to ensure that you keep your teeth in place.
If you have any other concerns about your Invisalign treatment, Please contact Dr.Shahriary`s office to book a free consultation appointment.