Invisalign – Treatment guidelines
Invisalign is today’s most easy-going orthodontic procedure. It gives many good things, one of them being it has the least effect on your daily schedule. They are recommended to be put on for nearly 20-22 hours each day, but as they are so non-interfering with the daily life, it is not that troublesome.
As these braces are dispensed comfortably, you are able to floss as well as brush the teeth to preserve the oral hygiene. Consequently these straighteners too can be cleaned taking the help of the kit which is rendered to you. If the patient has no kit, they can be cleansed simply with brush and warm water.
These braces are convenient for players as well. Since they present no likelihood of breakage of wire, unlike traditional metallic straighteners, the sportspersons can use them at the time of playing the sport. In case the sport demands a protective mouth guard, the straighteners are needed to be taken off.
Bedtime practice of washing of these braces becomes an supplement to your daily chores, however it is not very complex and lengthy.
A number of patients complain about the bad smell of these aligners. But a few habits may eliminate it. The odor may be caused by absence of correct cleaning after eating. You should take care of brushing them just like you would brush your teeth. At least you have to brush these braces before bedtime and in the morning when you wake up. Brushing in the morning is more important because it can destroy the bad breath.
One more helpful point to eradicate invisalign smell is to floss regularly. Flossing is, many times, forgotten and at times on purpose escaped because of idleness, however remember that it is much needed for the health of oral cavity, along with getting rid of ugly stink. Never underestimate the food particles that get trapped into the teeth and slowly begin smelling bad.
An antimicrobial mouthwash too is effective in removing bad stink. In the morning when you wake up, you can fill the box in which you keep the braces, with the mouth rinse and drop the braces into it. Let them stay for a couple of minutes minimum, while which you can brush. After that, rinse the straighteners thoroughly using water and then you can wear them again. Antimicrobial mouthwashes not only kill the micro-organisms in your oral cavity, but also act as odor-killer.
It is essential that these straighteners should be put on without fail; as they are removed comfortably, users are tempted to dispense them, which may harm them or they can be lost. Another loss of taking them off often is the alignment of teeth may be disrupted. The usefulness of these aligners is connected largely to the user’s self-determination to wear them for the advised time, which is approximately 20-22 hours each day, dispensing them only at the time of eating and brushing.
There is another minus point of disposing them several times. They are pricy and when you take them off often, the forthcoming pair of aligners in the course of therapy may not match correctly and that will need a new set again, which elevates the cost even more.
If you consider all these aspects at the time of planning to get invisalign aligners, it will be of quite help to you.