Important Things to Know about Invisalign

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Sahara Dental in Las Vegas, NV offers the latest methods of treatment for correcting and straightening teeth. One such treatment offered is Invisalign and is available for teens and adults. Invisalign are clear braces that are becoming the go-to for people who want straight, beautiful teeth.

Here is a list of important things to know while using Invisalign:

For the first 48 hours of use, make sure to keep the Invisalign braces on as long as possible! Removing the aligners to practice good oral hygiene is fine but do so quickly as the braces only work if worn for at least 22 hours a day.

The end goal of the perfect smile might be exciting but make sure to listen to the doctor helping with the process. Do not jump ahead or lag behind as this will set back or delay any progress made rather than help.

When beginning that perfect smile journey, plenty of users of the Invisalign aligners will say that they feel pressure on their teeth. This is normal and the sensation will fade if the aligners are kept on for the minimum 22 hours a day. 

Another situation users notice is a lisp that forms when wearing the aligners. While strange at first, it will go away as you practice talking with the aligners and get used to their presence. 

The aligners being pressed directly to teeth does not allow the natural washing away of most bacteria and other germs that occurs. A thorough flossing and brushing will wash away any harmful substances and bacteria and allow the process to continue unhindered.

Make sure to clean the aligners each time they are removed. There are many ways to go about it, from denture cleaners to official Invisalign cleaning crystals to clear antibacterial soft-soap, but it is important to not clean them with toothpaste as this will cause tiny abrasions which can house bacteria.

Using the aligners will make you salivate; it is the body’s way of trying to get rid of foreign materials. This extra salivation can cause dehydration so be sure to review with the dentist how much water to drink and what drinks to avoid.

Be sure to wear the braces after treatment! The journey to the perfect smile is not over after treatment and should be followed up by using the provided braces as instructed.

With experience, dedication and state of the art technology, Sahara Dental will guide and assist any journey to reach that picture-perfect smile. With these simple nuggets of wisdom, we are positive that you will walk away with a dazzling smile! Please contact us with any questions or concerns you have about the Invisalign products—we will be happy to help you!