Invisalign: Both adult and adolescent patients often opt for Invisalign as an alternative to braces. You may be unaware of this current trend and unfamiliar with Invisalign. Nonetheless, it is an orthodontic procedure that aligns the teeth without the use of braces. Transparent, detachable alignment containers, instead, are used to provide patients with a healthy and straight smile.
If you desire Invisalign and want to know what will happen during the first few days of treatment, the following is an overview of what can be expected.
Adjust To Your Invisalign
You will have to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least twenty-two hours per day for treatment to be efficient. Expect them to be extremely tight at the beginning, but don’t worry, it will take a little time to get used to having them in your mouth. The more you wear them, the faster you’ll become accustomed to them. Persevere for now, and they will be more comfy before you know it.
At first, it may be challenging to speak clearly when trying to communicate. At times, you may even mispronounce certain words. Take comfort in knowing, this is perfectly normal, and talking with Invisalign aligners will simply require some practice.
Yes, it will take some adjusting and dedication to your aligners to get the perfect teeth you want. But, in the end, the majority of patients will concur that the (sometimes not flawless) path to a great and appealing smile is well worth it!
You Will Experience Discomfort
Because Invisalign aligners are intended to lightly transition your teeth, the force required to do so will induce some unpleasantness. The excellent thing is that the unease experienced during the first week usually fades away as you become accustomed to the aligners shifting your teeth. Some discomfort of the mouth and tongue is normal, but the first seven days tend to be the worst. However, this can be easily relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol.
Placing and Extracting Invisalign
Your dentist will teach you how to insert and remove your aligners. Whether you believe it or not, correctly placing and expelling your aligners can be difficult in the beginning. However, you will learn quickly how to insert and remove them. It is critical that you are aware which aligner is for the top and bottom teeth. However, it makes no difference which aligner is inserted first. You should start by pushing the tray over your front teeth, then use your fingertips to apply the same pressure to the trays’ rear portion. This will make it pretty simple to snap the trays in place over your back teeth. It is critical not to bear down on your aligners to help position them in place.
To extract your Invisalign aligners, begin on a single side of your mouth and place the tip of your finger on the rear molar’s interior. Gently pull the aligners away from you and then switch sides. You should be able to carefully extract the tray from your teeth once it has been totally removed from your back teeth. Withdrawing them will become fairly easy as your aligners loosen over time.
Clean Your Invisalign Aligners Correctly
During the first week, it is critical to establish a cleaning schedule for your Invisalign aligners. Brush your Invisalign aligners gently each day. This should be done after brushing and flossing your teeth. Because these containers touch your teeth for the majority of the day, it is important that they are spotless, since it can significantly impact your oral health. Therefore, make it a daily habit.
Will I Be Able To See Invisalign Photos Prior to Treatment?
Before and after photos of patients who’ve had the same procedure will be shown to you during your initial consultation. This will give you an idea of the type of results you should expect. The dentist will also go over your medical history, current medication, allergies, and other pertinent information. Your teeth will also be examined to decide if Invisalign is right for you.