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The top 15 things I wish I knew before getting Invisalign

In West Allis, are you considering Invisalign? Before receiving this orthodontic treatment at All Kind Smiles, you might want to be aware of the following.

  1. You must wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day.

Be careful about using your aligners since the more you wear them, the more successful they will be.

  1. When wearing aligners, you are not permitted to consume anything other than water.

If you are using aligners, you should only consume tap water. Without pulling them out, stop chewing or eating anything else.

  1. When you begin using aligners, your mouth may start to frequently drool.

Your mouth will adjust to having your aligners in place as your saliva production returns to normal.

  1. You’ll experience discomfort after switching to new aligners for one to two days.

To deal with this problem and be comfortable, you can take ibuprofen, drink cold water, and keep away from hard or harsh foods.

  1. Attachments for Invisalign may be required.

These tiny “buttons” fasten to your teeth to provide your aligners a better hold and enable more efficient tooth movement.

  1. As you become used to your aligners, you can have a slight lisp.

When you initially start wearing your aligners, you could notice a minor lisp. This will disappear as soon as you become used to wearing them, though.

  1. After removing your aligners, you must rinse them out.

Rinse them every time you take them out to eat, drink, brush, or floss. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria and keeps your breath fresh.

  1. Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene Is Vital

To maintain a healthy mouth, brush for two minutes, three times daily, and floss once more.

  1. Invisalign Costs A Little More Than Braces.

While the advantages outweigh the costs, Invisalign is typically more expensive than conventional braces.

  1. Your Aligners Will Truly Disappear

Although at first it might not seem like it, it is true! While you are wearing aligners, no one will notice.

  1. It Is Not Okay To Snack

Snacking quickly disappears throughout your Invisalign treatment since you have to take out and clean your aligners every time you eat.

  1. After Treatment, You’ll Need A Retainer

Following the completion of your Invisalign treatment, this retainer will keep your teeth in position and straight.

  1. Dental Checkups Take Very Little Time

Every 4 to 8 weeks, you should schedule a 15-minute checkup with a dentist. I’m done now!

  1. You’ll Breathe in the Morning

Overnight, bacteria accumulate in your mouth and on your aligners, causing bad breath. To lessen this problem, brush your teeth and clean your aligners in the morning!

  1. Not Everyone Is a Good Fit for Invisalign

You might need to obtain traditional metal braces instead of Invisalign treatment if your orthodontic difficulties are extremely severe.

For a consultation on orthodontics, call All Kind Smiles right away.

Dr. Olivia Pogodzinski and Dr. Sylvana Blanco are available to assist you if you’re interested in using Invisalign to straighten your teeth and improve your bite. To find out if you’re a good candidate and get started with Invisalign right away, get in touch with us online or give us a call at 414-475-0588.