Most people have heard of invisible aligners, as they have taken over the adult orthodontic world by storm! Unlike traditional metal braces, they offer patients discretion, and ease of use and do not require any really special treatment to use. In short, you won’t need to invest in interdental brushes to wear an invisible aligner.
But this is not to say that there are not certain things that you need to adhere to when undertaking this treatment. It can often result in dental patients suffering from issues with the realignment process or delays due to the misconception that minimal input is required with aligners. While they are easier to use than traditional braces, invisible aligners do require some care which will be discussed in this article.
At Kooringal Dental, we have been using invisible aligners for many years with our patients and are always happy to discuss the prospect of using Invisalign Wagga with our adult and teenage patients. We will always provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to use these aligners for you to get the straighter smile that you want and deserve, in the minimal time possible.
But going back to the requirements for this aligner to work properly, our team have devised the following 5-point list to help you get the most out of Invisalign Wagga.
Keep them in
The first thing to note is that invisible aligners like Invisalign Wagga are removable, which means you can take them out and put them in as and when you need to. This may sound ideal for most people, however, for this aligner to work efficiently, it needs to be kept in your mouth for a minimum of 22 hours per day or as advised by our team, depending on the severity of your clinical presentation.
Keep them clean
Invisible aligners are notoriously easy to keep clean, doing so will not only keep them visually discreet, but will also prevent secondary issues from occurring such as dental decay and gum disease, due to food debris being pressed against these areas of your mouth by the aligner. To keep the aligners clean, simply rinse them under a cold water tap as and when required each day and use a soft-bristled toothbrush if needed to remove debris.
Keep on track!
Invisible aligners when they are placed in your mouth should feel tight initially and will become looser as the wearing goes on for each aligner, which is around two weeks. Make sure that each aligner is fitted properly over your teeth. You can do this by using chewies, which help to ensure that the aligner is placed correctly, aiding the realignment process.
Keep in touch
One core advantage that invisible aligners offer their users is that there are fewer trips required to see our team. However, you will need to keep in touch with us via the associated downloadable app. You will need to send our team photos once a week of your smile whilst using this aligner, so we can assess how it is progressing.
Keep them safe
Many people assume that to keep plastic aligners safe, you can simply toss them into your bag or pocket when they’re not in use. But they are prone to becoming warped even with excessive pressure. When you receive these aligners, you will also receive a carry case which our team urges you to use when you are out and about and the aligners are not in your mouth.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.