INVISALIGN CLEAR ALIGNERS
Do you need braces but don’t want to use the metal ones? Try out Invisalign aligners. These transparent aligners can get you the same result as metal braces without the need of wires and brackets. Unlike metal braces, not only are the aligners clear, but they don’t obstruct and is very easy to put on and remove. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Invisalign aligners:
Do They Function as a Sports Guard?
Don’t make a mistake thinking aligners and sports guard are the same things. Aligners help straighten your teeth, while sports guard protects your teeth from impact. Even if you don’t have a sports guard, it is safer for you to remove your aligners before any sports, especially more contact-heavy activities. Not only will this protect your teeth from damage, but your aligners as well.
Does It Affect My Eating Habits?
Invisalign aligners will not affect how or what you eat and drink. Plus, they are much more convenient to use than metal braces or other options. Sticky foods like taffy and popcorn can get stuck in between metal bracers, but if you use an Invisalign aligner, all you have to do is remove it before eating. Just remove your aligners, eat, then brush your teeth carefully before putting it back on.
Does it Hamper My Ability to Play Instruments?
If you play an instrument that uses your mouth such as the saxophone, remove the aligner. Though you can try to play with the aligners on, it is much more comfortable without them. However, be sure that you have the aligners on at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
Will I Be Able to Kiss?
You don’t need to worry about kissing at all with the Invisalign aligners. They are transparent, meaning that they are barely noticeable. If your partner does notice the aligners, explain to them the benefits of using them. Even if you have metal braces, plenty of other people have already mustered enough courage to kiss with it on!
Will it Affect the Way I Talk?
In the beginning, your tongue will have to adjust to having the aligners in your mouth. You might speak with a lisp for a while, but you’ll get used to it, and the lisp goes away. You’ll get back speaking normally in no time at all.
How Do I Keep My Aligners Clean?
Keep your mouth clean by brushing, and flossing your teeth every time you eat something. If you don’t clean your teeth properly, plaque and bacteria will build up in your aligner. Wearing an aligner with a dirty mouth can cause these harmful bacteria to sit tight next to your teeth and gum, causing damage.
Do the Aligners Smell?
If you’re taking good care of the aligners, it should not stink. If it does start to smell, it means that you aren’t cleaning your teeth and mouth as much as you should.
Does It Cause Bad Breath?
As mentioned previously, if you keep your aligners clean, it won’t smell or cause bad breath. Any unpleasant smell that comes from a dirty mouth means that you need to step up your teeth cleaning game. Since it is recommended that you brush after every meal or snack anyways, you will enjoy much fresher breath.
If you still want to head for the dentist for some teeth realignment, Invisalign is the best option for you. Not only is it easier to live with, but you won’t have to deal with a piece of metal lining your teeth every time you smile for a photo! Don’t make your life complicated. Choose Invisalign aligners.
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