The following are frequently asked questions about Life with Invisalign.
You should wear your Invisalign trays a minimum of 22 hours a day to achieve the best results. Invisalign aligners are to be removed for meals and for tooth brushing.
Most people are pleased to learn that taking care of the aligners is fairly simple. Your aligners should be cleaned at least once a day, usually at nighttime when you carry out your bedtime routine. You can use a soft toothbrush and water to clean your aligners. When you remove your trays to eat, be sure to store them in a safe container.
All you need to do is remove the aligners and you will be able to floss and brush your teeth as normal.
You may feel some discomfort when you change to a new set of aligners. This discomfort will gradually wear away. Other than this, Invisalign should not have any major impact to your day-to-day life.
There are much fewer food restriction with Invisalign, as compared to traditional braces. Invisalign allows patients to enjoy a wide variety of foods. You can simply remove the aligner trays and eat what you like, then promptly place the aligners back over your teeth.
Playing sports is still possible with Invisalign. A mouthguard can be easily worn over your Invisalign aligners during sports.
To find out more about Invisalign,
see one of our specialist orthodontists for an assessment.