One of our most popular treatments for mild to moderate misalignments is Invisalign in Weybridge here at Weybridge Orthodontics. Our patients love how it makes them feel better about their smile and their life, which they go on to enjoy more as they appreciate the significant health benefits that can come from having straighter teeth.
However, even with the convenience of Invisalign in Weybridge, treatment does require certain sacrifices. They are not as many as traditional braces, but they need to be taken into account when deciding on this way to get straighter teeth. Let us give you some tips to help you get over the transition to wearing Invisalign in Weybridge, and to make the experience, which takes on average a year, more pleasant.
You may find that when you first start wearing Invisalign clear aligners, that you have developed a lisp or have a little trouble speaking clearly. Try talking to yourself in the mirror or reading aloud to help you get used to speaking more quickly.
Use the removal tool to get your aligners out
Although you will be wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, during that time, you’ll find yourself removing them several times. You have to take them out in order to eat, and every time you consume anything other than plain water, otherwise the clear plastic will stain and become visible over your teeth. Using the removal tool can make getting your aligners out much less fiddly.
Keeping your aligners clean
You will be wearing each Invisalign aligner for at least 20 hours a day for a week to 10 days. They will be spending a lot of time in your mouth, and during this time, even though you will be brushing your teeth after every meal, they can get dirty. They may become stained and could start to smell rather bad. To stop this happening, the trick is to soak your aligners while you are eating. The best thing to use is a denture cleaner, but you can also use a dilute solution of mouthwash, as long as you avoid mouthwashes with dyes that can stain your aligners.