Invisalign has made a big difference in the lives of many of the patients we serve Best Natural Smile. Patients wearing Invisalign in Santa Monica love the fact that this treatment option is virtually invisible, removable and an orthodontic treatment method that fits seamlessly into their lifestyle. If you are considering finding out if you're a good candidate for Invisalign, it's important to know what life with Invisalign is like. Here is some information about living with Invisalign you should know.
Patient Compliance is a “Must”
Even though you can remove your Invisalign aligners when eating & drinking and when brushing & flossing your teeth, you must be sure to wear them for at least 22 hours per day. If you fail to wear your aligners as directed, your treatment will not go along as planned. You may even be in treatment longer than you expected which could make treatment more expensive as new aligners may have to be made for you.
Invisalign Aligners Must Be Well Cared For
It is important to take good care of your Invisalign aligners to ensure they provide you with the best performance and optimal results. Taking care of your aligners is easy as you only need to brush them with a toothbrush and then rinse with lukewarm water each time you brush your teeth. Never use hot water because the high temperature can change the shape of the aligners. This also means you should never drink hot liquids while wearing Invisalign.
It Will Take Some Time to Get Comfortable Speaking
Each time you start with a new set of Invisalign aligners, you can expect a brief adjustment period regarding how clearly you can speak as you may have a slight lisp. But this is nothing to worry about, as you will quickly get used to speaking with your new aligners in.
Your Aligners Must Be Removed When Eating
It's important to remove the aligners when eating to ensure you do not damage your aligners when trying to bite or chew food. And never try chewing gum when wearing aligners, as gum and Invisalign do not go together.
Discomfort is Normal
Because the Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth, it is normal to feel some discomfort and especially when you start with a new set of aligners. Your gums can feel sore and irritated by the aligners and your teeth can ache due to the pressure being exerted on them. But the longer you wear Invisalign, the more you will become accustomed to the discomfort. And remember that any discomfort you feel will be worth it in the end when you obtain your new straight smile!
Contact Your Santa Monica Invisalign Provider
If you are interested in Santa Monica Invisalign, please contact us
today to schedule your complimentary first visit. We will provide you with an initial exam followed by a discussion of your potential treatment options, which may include Invisalign. We look forward to seeing you soon!