Teeth straightening can be a lengthy process, in some cases taking up 2-3 years before the realignment is completed. Often after the initial treatment, you will then also need to wear some form of retainer or support equipment to stabilise your realignment. It’s good to remember before starting treatment that the results will be worth the effort and you will go on to enjoy a much-improved smile. However, you will need to commit fully to the treatment method, following orthodontics in Weybridge instructions for home care.
If you have chosen orthodontics in Weybridge using Invisalign, you will need to follow an exact treatment plan and the home care maintenance information. During your consultation and fitting of these bespoke aligners, your dentist at Weybridge Orthodontics will give a clear treatment plan to follow. The aligners will need to be replaced according to your treatment plan once every 7-10 days. Invisalign also require special home care to maintain the aligners and take care of your teeth.
At home you will need to:
- Remove your Invisalign to eat and drink, you may drink water without removing your aligner. However, since they are made from clear plastic, eating your meals and drinking tea or coffee is likely to discolour your aligners. This reduces their effectiveness as a near invisible brace option.
- Always clean your teeth before putting the aligner back into your mouth. You will need to get into the routine of doing this after each meal, snack or drink. This is to stop small particles of food getting trapped into the aligner or against your teeth. This is both unhealthy for your teeth and can cause bad breath as well as being unsightly, creating again conditions for your aligner to be stained.
- Your aligner will need to be cleansed thoroughly at least once a week, with a recommendation of twice a week. You will need to wear your aligner for around 22 hours a day, so you will need to find time to properly soak your aligner in dental solution.
Invisalign in one example of orthodontics in Weybridge treatments. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we have a full comprehensive list of treatments available. Call us today for your consultation.