A Comfortable, Discreet Alternative to Braces for Sudbury Patients
Traditional braces have been a reliable treatment for realigning teeth for years. However, most patients in Sudbury seek out options that avoid the hassles of metal wires.
At Boston Post Dental & Implants, we proudly offer Invisalign clear aligners as a less invasive alternative to conventional braces. Dr. Ye is a board-certified Invisalign provider and will work with you to ensure we achieve the results you desire.
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. Thanks to Invisalign, it’s never been easier or more convenient to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve.
The Daily Invisalign Experience
For the first few days of each stage of your Invisalign treatment, you may feel minor discomfort as your teeth get used to the added pressure, similar to what traditional braces patients experience after adjustments. This is perfectly normal and a sign that the aligners are doing their job.
The difference is that with Invisalign, you may be tempted to take the aligners off to relieve the pressure. Resist that temptation, because it will delay your results! You should wear your aligners at all times during your treatment, except during meals and snacks and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Wearing them less often will make your treatment take longer.
Potential patients often ask if Invisalign will make it difficult to speak clearly. Most Invisalign patients experience very little difficulty with speaking clearly while wearing their aligners, but there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to having them in your mouth.
Caring for Your Invisalign Trays
To clean your aligners, brush and rinse them in lukewarm water and use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. Make sure you’re also brushing and flossing after each meal before you re-insert your aligners.
One of the best advantages of clear aligners over traditional wire braces is that there is no banned foods list! As long as you are brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your orthodontic treatment!
Gum can stick to your aligners, so it’s not a good idea to chew it while they’re in. Take your aligners out for all meals and snacks. We also discourage smoking during Invisalign treatment, as it can stain and discolor the aligners, as well as put you at risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Retainers After Invisalign
Retainers are crucial at the end of any orthodontic treatment, whether you’re using clear aligners or traditional wire braces because it takes time for teeth to get used to their new positions. Make sure to wear your retainers as directed by the doctor.
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