An Experience with Invisalign – 15 Things You Should Know

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Over 3,000,000 people have used Invisalign’s clear and removable teeth aligning system to address their misaligned teeth. Invisalign offers a simple and advanced alternative to traditional wire and metal braces. It’s efficient, advanced, and precise.

Distilling the experience of over 3,000,000 people into a single article is hard to do. Here are 15 things you should know about the process if you’re interested in Invisalign in  SW Calgary.

● The orthodontist will use a putty-like material to take impressions of your teeth and send them to Invisalign who will create customized trays and will send them back to your orthodontist.

● Your orthodontist will place attachments onto several teeth. Your Invisalign trays clip onto those attachments. Those attachments will be removed once you’ve achieved your goals.

● Invisalign’s system gradually moves your teeth toward their ideal positions. Teeth that are too close together will have difficulty shifting as required. To enable those teeth to shift under the influence of the trays, your orthodontist may sand between your teeth.

● Each successive tray moves your teeth beyond where they were moved by the tray before. Switching to a new tray does cause some soreness for up to three days after starting to use the new tray.

● Exactly how many trays you’ll receive, and how often you’ll switch from one to another, depends entirely on your personal treatment plan which is developed based on your teeth’s original position and your ultimate goal.

● To eat or drink anything other than water, remove your Invisalign trays first.

● Wearing Invisalign trays does not alter your regular oral hygiene habits. You still need to brush and floss regularly. In addition, every time you take out your tray, you need to wash it before putting it back in your mouth.

● Invisalign’s trays are nearly invisible to outside observers, being made of a transparent thermoplastic material. Friends and family will forget that you’re wearing them. They just won’t notice.

● You’ll achieve your best results with Invisalign by wearing them for at least 20 to 22 hours daily.

● It’s recommended that you don’t throw away your Invisalign trays since it may be necessary to return to a prior stage en route to completing treatment.

● Cleaning the Invisalign trays every time they’re removed from your mouth and before putting them back in is essential since a whitish calcium buildup will appear on them. A dentist near you in SW Calgary will provide you with all the directions you need to maintain them properly.

● Invisalign’s system will include different tray holders for your current and previous stage, and to keep the aligners organized.

● Appointments with your orthodontist in SW Calgary will continue while you work your way through the trays and according to your personal treatment plan. For some patients, this means visiting the orthodontist every four to six weeks.

● It will take some time to get used to removing your Invisalign aligners when you’re going to eat and drink, especially if you’re doing it in public. It is important, though, to remove them when you eat. And remember to clean them properly before putting them back in.

Do your own goals include straighter teeth without having to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment involving metal and wires? If you’re curious about Invisalign in SW Calgary and how it can help you, get in touch with a dentist near you or Request an Appointment.