Things To Know Before Getting Invisalign

Things To Know Before Getting Invisalign
Posted on 02/16/2016

Since its release, Invisalign has rocked the orthodontic world and quickly ascended to be one of the most popular forms of treatment, and with little wonder! It is a comfortable, convenient, and virtually invisible alternative to braces that lets you continue to enjoy your favorite foods. With all its benefits, it sounds like a no-brainer! But as convenient as Invisalign is, there are a few things you should know before racing to get it.

It Is Not For Everyone

Invisalign technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since its creation, and we can now use it to treat more patients than ever, but there are still some cases where it is not a viable option. Braces are still the most reliable, effective, and powerful form of orthodontic treatment to treat a wide range of issues.

Brush, Brush, Brush!

It is true that Invisalign is easy to remove, so you can still enjoy your favorite hard and sticky foods. But be careful, because each time you take it out, you need to brush both your teeth and the aligners before putting them back in. Otherwise, food can get trapped under your aligners and form acids that lead to tooth decay.

With Convenience Comes Responsibility

Invisalign is extremely convenient and comfortable, but it is much more vulnerable to patient error. When we say you need to wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, we really do mean it! Not doing so can prolong your treatment, necessitating treatment extension and more aligners, meaning more time without the healthy, beautiful smile of your dreams.

Contact Your Local Taylor & Ann Arbor Orthodontists Today!

If you have more questions about Invisalign or any of our other orthodontic treatments, we are happy to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Taylor or Ann Arbor, MI offices. We cannot wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful new smile!