Did you know that Invisalign aligners can help you whiten your teeth? Because they are good at retaining substances directly against your teeth, you can use them to your advantage to prevent the remnants of the whitening agent and fluoride from being removed after brushing your teeth. With each set of clear aligners, your teeth will move in small increments. While adjustment isn't as difficult as it is with orthodontic appliances, which have to support braces and wires, your teeth may need some time to adjust for the first few days after you start wearing a new set. Hopefully you'll feel some pain, but once your mouth adjusts, you'll be fine.
Consulting your dentist is the best way to ensure that you adjust to wearing Invisalign aligners smoothly. They can provide advice on how to make the transition easier and have dental wax available if needed. In the long run, you can benefit from straighter teeth with better dental health and healthier gums. Invisalign is a series of personalized transparent aligners that can help straighten your teeth without having to rely on traditional orthodontic appliances with their wires and brackets.
The elastic bands are attached to the teeth by means of a small discrete hook on the aligner or with Invisalign accessories. These accessories, also called buttons, are small dental accessories that are placed on certain teeth to provide additional grip to the aligners, as well as a hook to which the elastic bands are attached. A key part of the treatment is to ensure that the Invisalign aligners have enough time of daily use for the teeth to move to the proper positions. Usually, you'll use 2 elastic bands, one on each side of your mouth, and they'll usually connect to a tooth in your upper eye and a lower molar.
Many people prefer Invisalign aligners because of their non-intrusive appearance and the fact that they are removable. However, because clear aligners will fit your teeth perfectly, it may be difficult to remove and replace them without a mirror. If you and your dentist decide that clear aligners are the best option for you, it's important to understand how to use them effectively and how to adapt them to your busy lifestyle. Find out why more than 10 million people have chosen Invisalign aligners to help them transform their smile. Call Mirror Terrace Dental Care today at to see what Invisalign treatment can do for you.