Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic appliances in the market right now. Short for Invisible Aligners, this modern alternative to traditional braces can solve all your bite and alignment issues without compromising your smile.
At Jolly Family Dental Clinic in Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas, our doctors recognize the emotional impact crooked or misaligned teeth can have on people. That’s why we have partnered with Invisalign to give hundreds of our patients a healthy and happy smile.
Read on to learn a few of the most important things you should know about this revolutionary treatment option.
- You Must Wear Invisalign for 20-22 Hours a Day
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You can safely remove them every time you eat or brush your teeth.
However, in order to see the results, you will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. Our dentists especially recommend that you do not forget to put on your Invisalign aligners before going to bed.
- You May Require Additional Attachments or Features
For more complex alignment or bite issues, Invisalign aligners also come with special attachments or features such as ridges. These additional attachments will help guide the teeth to their ideal position.
- You Should Be Careful When Consuming Hot Beverages
Invisalign aligners are trays made of dental-grade plastic. They are durable but may warp or lose shape if you consume hot beverages when wearing them. For this reason, it is safer to remove them before drinking anything too hot.
- You Must Wear Retainers After Invisalign
Although the Invisalign aligners will get you the alignment results you want, you will have to use retainers after the treatment to keep the aligned teeth in their correct positions. Our dentists will recommend how many hours per day you will need to wear the retainers once the treatment is complete.
- They May Feel Slightly Uncomfortable In the Beginning
All orthodontic treatments involve some level of discomfort. It’s the same with Invisalign. However, the overall experience is significantly better compared to other alternatives like metal braces.
- You Will Need to Take Extra Care of Your Oral Health
Brushing and flossing become all the more essential when you’re using Invisalign. As food particles get stuck between your teeth, you will need to make sure to wash them off before placing the aligners back. Failure to do so could lead to the formation of harmful bacteria.
Invisalign is a godsend for millions of people, especially adults, as it helps them maintain a bright smile even while receiving treatment. If you are considering getting Invisalign, get in touch with Jolly Family Dental Care and our expert dentists will be happy to help out.
Call (501) 758-7462 or (501) 228-6360 or go online to schedule an appointment with any of our two offices in Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas.