Below are the benefits of getting an Invisalign®:
Invisible. Invisalign® is made of clear, medical-grade plastic. This property makes the aligners invisible to the naked eye.
Easily removable. Another benefit of Invisalign® is that you can remove these aligners yourself and you can put them on your own. This saves you a lot of time from frequent visits to the dentists.
Easy to clean. Since Invisalign® is easy to remove, they can also be easy to clean. These aligners won’t interfere with your regular oral health care like flossing and brushing.
Less expensive than lingual braces. The Invisalign® uses the most advanced technology than planning and manufacturing aligners. Although more expensive at first than lingual braces, the long-term costs are more beneficial.
Safe. Braces are made from metallic wires that have sharp edges that could cut your gums and your mouth. Invisalign® is made from plastic so it won’t have any sharp edges.
Won’t damage your teeth and gums. Metal braces promote demineralization and gum diseases because it is difficult to clean. Invisalign® don’t have such a problem.
Treatment duration. Invisalign® doesn’t take a lot of time to complete the treatment, unlike metal braces.
You’ll instantly know what you look like. With Invisalign® you can have a look at the screen through the computer simulation.
How to care for your Invisalign®
With Invisalign® orthodontics, expect a beautiful smile when the treatment is complete. If you took proper care of your aligners, it wouldn’t pose much of a trouble unless you don’t. An improperly maintained aligner could be a breeding ground for bacteria causing cavities and gum diseases. Taking care of Invisalign® invisible aligners is not that hard.
Here is a list of what you can do and what you don’t want to do with your aligners
Clean the aligners regularly. Remove your aligners regularly and brush them. The saliva and plaque buildup can breed bacteria. You can soak the aligners using the solution designed to keep the aligners clean. Wash the aligners in lukewarm water but never in boiling water. The extreme heat of the boiling water can easily affect their fit and would need another fitting if it happens.
Maintain dental hygiene. You need to brush and floss your teeth whenever you reinsert your aligners. This will avoid food particles from getting trapped in the aligners that could cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Bring extra aligners when traveling. When you travel, carry not just your previous set, but also your next set of aligners with you. This is just a precautionary measure in case you damage or lose your current aligner.
Eat with aligners on. Do not eat while you are wearing your aligners. You can drink with these aligners on but only when it is water. When removing the aligners while eating, do not leave it exposed. Soak it in a solution designed for these aligners.
Use toothpaste on aligners. Do not use toothpaste to clean your aligners. Toothpaste contains chemicals that could affect the color of your aligners. Moreover, toothpaste contains abrasives that could scratch these aligners.