Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA
Invisalign is an increasingly popular alternative to wearing traditional metal braces to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses customized clear plastic aligner trays to pull teeth into proper positioning in a fraction of the time it takes traditional braces. Also unlike braces, Invisalign’s comfortable aligner trays are switched out every two weeks during treatment and can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
The success of Invisalign treatment falls largely on the shoulders of the people wearing the aligners. To reap the full benefits in the quickest way possible, the wearer must strictly follow the schedule that our cosmetic dentists in Bloomsburg will provide at the beginning of treatment. Falling off track with the schedule can prolong the amount of time a person will need to wear the aligners, also causing an increase in cost.
Let’s take a look at ways to prevent falling off track with an Invisalign treatment schedule — and how to jump back on if you do.
Chewies will be provided when starting Invisalign treatment. These soft, tube-shaped devices are meant to be chewed when replacing aligners. They help ensure the aligners are fitting properly by helping push them onto the teeth. Properly fitting aligners are important to help straighten teeth on schedule.
Wear aligners 22 hours a day
The most critical part of Invisalign treatment is wearing the trays for 22 hours a day. Only remove them for bruising and flossing and while eating or drinking anything other than water. Not wearing your trays for the needed hours in a day will prolong treatment.
Care for your trays
Aligner trays will come with a protective plastic case, where they should be stored any time they’re not in the mouth. Invisalign trays must be soaked to be cleaned; rinsing with warm water can warp their shape. This would render them useless and add time to the Invisalign treatment schedule.
If the teeth aren’t “tracking” on time or the way our Invisalign dentists in Bloomsburg think they should, “backtracking” could be mentioned as an option. Essentially this means you’ll go back to a previous tray to make sure the teeth are aligned enough for the next tray to be more effective. This is why it’s important to keep all trays for the duration of treatment, even after you’ve moved on from them. Backtracking may add a bit of time to a person’s treatment schedule, but it might become an important part of the process to ensure the teeth are aligning exactly the way they should.
Invisalign Cosmetic Dentist in Bloomsburg, PA
Invisalign is known and loved for its ability to discreetly and quickly straighten teeth. The “invisible” trays are more comfortable than traditional braces and are less unsightly, which appeals to adults and teens alike. If you’re curious about Invisalign and if you’d be a good candidate for it, schedule a consultation with our Hamilton Dental Care cosmetic dentists today by calling (570) 316-0887.