How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a cutting-edge method of orthodontics that makes use of removable, custom-made aligners to realign crooked teeth. Without the use of traditional metal braces, this cutting-edge method may treat problems, including crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites, by integrating cutting-edge technology with high-quality materials. Invisalign is a system that gradually straightens your teeth using a set of plastic aligners that are created in a 3D printer. The dentist will first create a personalized treatment plan for you based on digital impressions and X-rays of your mouth before the aligners are placed on your teeth. Dr. Liatti will have you change to the next set of aligners every two weeks until you’ve straightened your teeth and are ready to show them off. Invisalign makes it simpler than ever to get a stunning, confident smile.
What About In-House Clear Aligners?
People who want their teeth straightened often turn to in-office clear aligners because of their convenience and effectiveness. We provide these aligners at our orthodontic office in Encinitas, CA, as a more convenient alternative to conventional braces. The clear material of our in-office clear aligners makes them virtually invisible, so no one will even notice you’re wearing them as you straighten your teeth. Dr. Liatti will be able to see you and your development more clearly because of their innovative design. It’s simple to understand why in-office clear aligners have become a popular option for those who want a straighter smile: fewer visits to the clinic and quicker results!
How Do I Care For My Aligners?
Caring for your Invisalign aligners is essential to the progress and end result of your treatment. There are a few things you can do to keep your Invisalign aligners in excellent working order, which will help them last as long as possible without compromising their efficacy.
After removing them, wash them well with lukewarm water to remove any built-up saliva and germs that might potentially stain them.
Second, while wearing your aligners, only drink water. Other liquids and foods might cause particles to get lodged and be difficult to remove. In addition, while you’re not using them, keep them in their case to prevent them from becoming lost or broken.
Finally, make sure you brush your teeth thoroughly before reinserting each aligner. By replacing them right away, you can easily keep the 22-hour-per-day requirement to make sure your treatment works.
How Long Do I Need To Wear My Aligners Each Day?
For the best results, you should wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat, drink, brush, and floss your teeth.
Are There Any Food Restrictions With Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners don’t have any of the typical food restrictions you might associate with traditional metal braces. You can enjoy chewy candies, popcorn, and nuts without worrying about breaking any brackets and wires when you use clear aligners.
You only need to remove the aligners when you are eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing your teeth. You can store your aligner trays in a convenient carrying case while you eat. When you finish, brush your teeth, replace the aligners, and continue your day hassle-free.
What Happens After Treatment?
Once your Invisalign treatment is done, you won’t have to wear your aligners any longer. But you’ll need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from moving back to where they were before. It is important to remember that the last aligner in your treatment plan should not be used as a retainer.
Since the clear aligner trays are thinner, you should only use them for short periods of time. If you use the trays for longer than your treatment time, they may become discolored or break. When your treatment is done, you’ll get a strong, custom-made retainer to keep your teeth in place.
Your last retainer will be made of a stronger material that will last for many years. Most of the time, you must wear the retainer every day for a few months. After the first few months, you will usually only need to wear the retainer at night while you sleep.