Invisalign Align Technology in Topeka, KS
Congratulations, you’ve finally decided to make the jump and invest in orthodontic treatment. The next decision is what treatment option is best for you. You don’t have to settle for traditional brackets and wires anymore. There’s a new solution — Invisalign Clear Aligners with your dentist in Topeka.
Invisalign clear braces work like traditional braces to help straighten your teeth. The system uses a series of aligners. You benefit from straightening the crowding and spacing problems with your teeth without wearing traditional metal braces.
We’ve listed 8 tips to know before starting your treatment:
#1 – Wear Your Aligners
You must wear your set of aligners for at least 22 hours daily. Dr. Jason Weber suggests you refrain from removing them unless you have to brush your teeth, eat, or drink anything other than water. The longer you wear your aligners, the quicker your treatment will be.
#2 – A Slight Lisp
Your speech may be slightly affected at the beginning of your Invisalign treatment. Please don’t be tempted to remove them to talk. It’s a normal reaction to the aligners. Your speech will adjust in a few days – practice makes perfect.
#3 – Treatment Time
Treatment times vary according to how much orthodontic work you need. Treatments might last less than a few months if you only have slightly misaligned teeth. Dr. Weber will examine your teeth and let you know approximately how long treatment should last for you.
#4 – Results Are Faster
It doesn’t take long to see excellent results. Most patients take 9 to 18 months to complete treatment compared to braces which usually take 22 months.
#5 – Dental Hygiene
Brushing and flossing your teeth after eating is more important now than ever. Aligners will cover and seal in whatever you just ate. You don’t want food residue stuck to your teeth for hours. Reduce harmful bacteria by brushing and rinsing your mouth after eating and drinking to .
#6 – Brush Your Aligners
You must look after your aligners just as you look after your teeth. They are only virtually invisible if they are not stained. Clean your trays daily to remove buildup and discoloration by gently brushing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and warm water.
#7 – Remove Before Eating and Drinking
The aligners will break with the pressure of biting down. So you must remove them before eating.
Drinking sugary or acidic liquids with your Invisalign aligners will lead to cavities or erosion of your tooth enamel.
#8 – Retainer
Orthodontic work doesn’t stop when Invisalign treatment is complete. Tooth movement will still occur, so you’ll get a retainer to wear at night to keep your teeth from shifting.
Get Your Invisalign at Topeka ProDental
If you live in or around Topeka, Kansas, please call Topeka ProDental or request an appointment online for an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Weber. We also provide Invisalign Teen to get through those awkward years. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile.