When it comes to aligning or straightening your crooked teeth, Invisalign is one of the best solutions to do so. Invisalign is a modern solution to straightening your teeth without wires. They are a set of clear trays or aligners that are custom-made to fit perfectly on your teeth. Every two weeks, you exchange your aligners for a new set that slowly straighten your teeth to their correct positions.
Let us look at this method of alignment in depth.
Pros of Invisalign
- Unnoticeable solution for teeth alignment.
- Proper alignment for crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth.
- Aligners made of BPA-free plastic without any wires or protrusions that may hurt.
- Fewer food restrictions.
- Complete freedom during games as you can remove them.
- The treatment time is much less than braces.
Cons of Invisalign
- Can't solve major misalignment or crooked issues of teeth.
- Can become a hassle as you have to wear them for 22 hours daily.
- May result in a lisp and other altered speech issues.
- More expensive than any other teeth alignment options.
Who's the Right Candidate for Invisalign?
1) People with minor misalignment and crowded teeth issues
2) Individuals of the age 15 years and above
3) People who can afford the treatment
4) People who have the patience to wait for several months
Care Tips After Getting Invisalign
Looking after your Invisalign and clean them is easy.
- Rinse your Invisalign aligners with lukewarm water whenever you take them off. Make sure water isn’t too hot, or it may damage your aligners.
- Apply toothpaste to a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Soak the retainer in a denture or retainer cleaning solution according to the product's instructions.
- Use clear, anti-bacterial soft soap to keep your aligners free of bacteria and plaque. Scented or coloured soaps can stain your aligners.
- Never eat with your Invisalign on. Only drink water when you are wearing these aligners.
- Brush and floss your teeth well before putting the aligners back on or your teeth may damage the Invisalign.
- Carefully inspect the retainer for any calcium or tartar build-up.
- When travelling, keep at least two pairs of Invisalign and an extra case so that you don’t travel without your aligners if you lose or damage a set or case.
If you have any questions about Invisalign, or if you want to know whether it is the right solution for you or not, you can visit our dental clinic and talk to our orthodontic specialists. Our dentists will examine your oral situation and then let you know if Invisalign aligners are meant for you.