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How Should I Be Preparing for Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign offers a welcome alternative to braces

The Invisalign system is a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that you simply wear over your teeth. Over time, the series of aligners gently force your teeth into alignment.

Wearing Invisalign aligners instead of traditional braces allows you to easily remove the aligners when you need to, such as for meals or when brushing or flossing your teeth. The clear plastic is often preferred over traditional metal braces as it’s more subtle and less noticeable.

At About Tooth Dental Clinic, we offer Invisalign. We’re experienced in providing Invisalign aligners that will give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Read on to discover our top tips to help you prepare for your Invisalign aligners.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign works on the same principle that traditional braces do. Over time, they both apply gentle pressure to force your teeth into alignment. The difference is that traditional braces cannot be removed. The braces are cemented onto your teeth. The horizontal wire band that forces your teeth into alignment is attached to the individual braces and can only be removed by your orthodontist.

In contrast, the clear plastic Invisalign aligners can easily be removed. They simply fit over your teeth without any mechanisms or adhesives. A series of aligners will be custom-made for you, starting with an aligner that mirrors the current position of your teeth. The final aligner will show the final desired position of your teeth. The aligners you wear during your treatment will slowly and gently nudge your smile into that final alignment position.

Tips for Preparing for Invisalign Aligners

The first step in the process is a thorough assessment of your teeth and bite to determine if Invisalign is right for your needs. Your orthodontist or dentist will schedule an appointment. If they decide that the aligners will provide the necessary level of straightening, they’ll take impressions, photos, and X-rays to get precise measurements of your teeth.

Your Invisalign aligners will be made in a laboratory using a 3D computer imaging system to create a model of your teeth. The impressions, photos, and X-rays become the computer’s data to create your aligners. Once the aligners have been made, your next appointment will be for a fitting where you’ll try on the first aligner, and your orthodontist will ensure it fits properly. It should be snug-fitting and will loosen up over time as your teeth begin to move from the pressure of the aligner. That’s all the preparation you need to start wearing your Invisalign aligners!

Daily Use of Invisalign Aligners

Clean your Invisalign aligners daily

The more you can wear your aligners, the shorter your treatment will be. It’s recommended that you wear them for at least 22 hours per day. Always floss and brush your teeth after meals before putting in the aligners to keep them clean and free of discoloration and debris. You should also rinse and brush the aligners every day to keep them clean. Maintain good flossing and brushing habits by flossing your teeth once a day and brushing at least twice a day.

Remove your aligners when eating, and refrain from smoking, as tobacco smoke can yellow and discolour the aligners. Remember, you’ll wear each aligner for two to four weeks, depending on your orthodontist’s recommendations. You want to keep them as clean and unblemished as possible.

Maintain Your Invisalign Program

Most Invisalign treatment programs take about a year to complete. Be sure to visit your orthodontist regularly so they can ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. They can also help you watch out for any signs of gum disease. Gum disease is more likely in people wearing Invisalign aligners, so maintaining a proper oral hygiene regimen is essential.

Visit About Tooth Dental Clinic

If you’re interested in preparing for an Invisalign treatment program, please make an appointment at About Tooth Dental Clinic. We’re a full-service dental clinic in Bangkok. In addition to our Invisalign packages, we offer:

  • Preventative care and cleaning
  • White fillings
  • Root canals
  • Dental implants
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Porcelain bridges
  • Porcelain crowns
  • Tooth whitening
  • Dentures and partials
  • Full-arch implant restorations
  • Cosmetic dentistry

We have two branches for your convenience. Our Siam Square branch is on the 8th floor of SIAM SCAPE, Siam Square Soi 1, telephone number: +6687-55-4665. Our Whizdom 101 Brand near the Punnawithi BTS station, is on the 2nd floor of Whizdom 101, telephone number: +6680-481-5555. Both branches are open from 10:30 AM to 20:30 PM. You can also contact us via LINE : @abouttooth. Make your Invisalign appointment at About Tooth Dental Clinic today!

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