What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is basically a virtually invisible method of straightening your teeth. They are transparent, removable aligners and custom fitted for individuals. Invisaligns are made from computer assisted manufacturing technology. The key for getting proper aligned teeth is the commitment of the patient towards the treatment.
In this article we will help you with some tips on wearing Invisalign. By following these tips, you can get the desired results in specified time. Some of them are mentioned below for your benefit:-
• Wear your aligners all the time –
It takes time to get used to any habit. Invisalign can be uncomfortable in the first few days, but with time you will get used to it. For the aligners to work properly, it is very important that the patient wears them at least 22 hours in a day.
The patients should remove the aligner for two hours in a day to brush your teeth, eat and drink. You can trace the developments in your teeth alignment each time you get custom fitted aligners for your teeth.
• Use chewies –
An Invisalign alignment treatment is only successful when the aligners fit properly to your teeth. If they are not fitting well i.e. gaps between your aligner and the teeth, then these will not give out good results or may not work at all.
If you find any gaps between your teeth and your aligners, it is recommended to use chewies. Chewies are cylindrical cushions made from Styrene Copolymer. Once the patient starts using chewies, it helps to set the aligner in the correct position. You can also use chewies on a regular basis.
• Embrace your attachments –
Invisaligns are removable because of which it shifts from the original place while making certain movements. As a solution for this, attachments are placed in certain places to get a better grip on your teeth. These are usually made to match your teeth colour, so that you do not get conscious while smiling in the crowd.
• Wearing your retainer –
It takes time and patience to get patient’s teeth aligned. It is a long time commitment. The work is not finished just after getting the teeth aligned. A retainer helps the newly aligned teeth to stay in the same place. Patients, who take wearing retainers lightly, often experience orthodontic relapse.
Invisalign treatment help you get a beautiful smile and properly aligned teeth. It is best to follow the post treatment instructions to get long term results. Any dentist would give you the list of things to do and don’t.