Why Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Everyone wants a beautiful straight smile. It can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and leave a lasting impression. Braces have been the traditional route many have taken to achieve just that. However, there is a second and much less noticeable option. Invisalign braces are a great alternative for correcting misalignment, overbites, and many other dental problems. Of course, it is recommended to speak to your family dentist before deciding whether Invisalign clear aligners will be able to correct your dental problems. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and how it could be the right choice for you, then keep on reading.
What Exactly Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?
Invisalign is a set of clear aligners that are used to correct a variety of dental issues. Much like traditional braces, Invisalign can correct misalignment, underbites, overbites, and even gaps. Depending on the severity, it can also correct certain cases of crowded teeth. Whereas with traditional braces there are regular appointments to tighten wires, with Invisalign you will receive a set of aligners that you can switch out on your own as your teeth slowly move into the desired position. Of course, visits to check on progress will still be required.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign clear aligners can be a great choice for those who want to correct their teeth without having to get braces. The aligners are clear and much less noticeable than traditional braces, making them perfectly suited for adults and teenagers. However, since they can be removed at any point it is important to consider whether your teenager will have the discipline to only remove the aligners when eating. Due to the aligners being removable, your diet will not have to change as it would with traditional braces. Another benefit of Invisalign is that they are much more comfortable. Of course there is an adjustment period where you may feel slight pain and discomfort, which should only last a few days. As a result, it is recommended to avoid crunchy and hard foods for the first week or so, as there could be some slight pain or discomfort when first starting out. The main benefit of Invisalign braces is improved dental and overall health. With straight teeth, there is less room for food to get stuck and cause bacterial buildup. This will not only prevent cavities, but it can also help prevent gingivitis, gum disease, and potentially heart disease, as some research suggests it may be linked to dental health.
Taking Proper Care of Your Aligners
Once you get your Invisalign aligners, taking care of them should become part of your daily dental hygiene routine. Gentle brushing of the aligners in the morning will help keep them clean and prevent bacterial buildup. Every night, the aligners should be soaked for 15 minutes in lukewarm water with Invisalign cleaning crystals that will help keep the aligners clear and bacteria-free. Once the 15 minutes are up, the aligners should then be gently brushed. It is also recommended to rinse the aligners each time they are removed to clean off bacteria, plaque, and saliva before placing them back in the case.
Interested in Fixing Your Smile?
Now that you know a bit more about Invisalign and its many benefits, make sure to speak to your family dentist before making the decision. At Cranberry Hill Dentistry, we understand that a smile can be the very first impression you make on someone. That is why we have a team of experts ready to examine your dental health and provide you with the best treatment option. If you are ready to take this next step, Cranberry Hill Dentistry is your top choice for a family dentist in Waterdown.
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