Invisalign clear braces is the state of the art technology that enables your general dentist or orthodontist to correct your smile with little or no discomfort to you. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and the compute scans those models and fabricates your clear custom aligners. The patient is required to wear a series of clear aligners that gradually corrects the smile.
Traditional metal braces are attached to the teeth and have wires on them. These dental braces cannot be removed and act as plaque traps. It is rather difficult to keep the metal braces clean as it is hard to brush and floss them. Unlike traditional braces which are attached to the teeth by your general dentist or orthodontist the Invisalign clear aligners are removable trays that are custom made which the patient can take off to clean their teeth.
The Invisalign aligners need to be changed every 2 weeks. Since these aligners are worn 22+ hours a day it is imperative to keep them clean. Your general dentist or orthodontist will recommend that you remove the clear aligners every time you eat or drink and rinse them. It is also advised to rinse or brush your teeth before putting the clear aligners back in place. The patient is advised to brush the aligners with a soft tooth brush and nonabrasive tooth paste. Do not soak Invisalign aligners in baking soda or alcohol containing mouthwashes.
If you misplace or lose clear aligners call your general dentist or orthodontist right away to obtain the replacement. In the meanwhile use previous clear aligner. It is easy to keep a track of the Invisalign aligners as they are numbered.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to call your family dentist.
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