Do you want straighter teeth? You have two choices. First, you can wear traditional braces that have wires and metal prodding at the gums, or second, you can go with an alternative to braces, clear aligners, of which the Invisalign Treatment is the best leading technique on the market. In the past, patients didn’t have a choice except to get traditional braces.
While getting the Invisalign Treatment is still a commitment, you don’t have to worry about wires and restrictions on food and eating. The Invisalign Treatment is also known to have 50% faster treatment times.
Eating and Drinking
When it comes to wearing Invisalign aligners and quenching your thirst, the good news is that you can drink water with the trays in. But, avoid drinking dark colored liquids while wearing your aligners. They can stain the trays which wouldn’t make the aligners invisible any longer. If you want to consume dark colored liquids, or sugary drinks, it is best to take the aligners out and put them back in once your done.
When it comes to food, you will have to take your trays out. You can put them back in after your meals. If you eat when you are wearing braces, you will have to clean your teeth and between the braces of all food remains – both for good oral health and esthetics.
It is recommended that you wear your trays for up to 22 hours per day. While that seems like a long time, remember that with traditional braces which are glued to your teeth, you have no ability to take the out and you keep them in 24 hours a day. You need to learn to be disciplined and take out the aligners for eating and drinking only. The important thing about aligners is not that you take them out but that you quickly put them back in to ensure that the treatment can continue properly.
Brushing and Flossing
It is good if you can brush and floss your teeth after every meal. If you travel regularly, prepare to carry a toothbrush with you. When it comes to cleaning the aligners soak them in water to clean off any stains. As aligners have to be changed several times during the treatment process, you will have new trays to put in once every week or so. Each tray is tighter than the one before to get your teeth to straighten out a bit more each time.
The Invisalign aligners are comfortable, convenient and straighten your teeth without hassle.