July 22nd, 2014
Many people, all over the United States, have discovered the advantages that are associated with using Invisalign braces. With Invisalign braces, it is possible to realign a patient's teeth so that they are perfectly straight without making them go through the pain and social discomfort of having to have braces when they are older. Invisalign braces are also much more comfortable than regular braces because they will not bite into a person's gums or inner cheeks. However, these braces are fairly irritating to keep clean.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign braces consist of a series of different plastic trays, called aligners, that people wear for an extended period of time, often two weeks. After the two weeks have passed, a person will then switch to a different set of aligners that will slowly shift the teeth to a position that is closer to the perfect final position. After several different trays, a person's teeth will finally reach their ending position.
Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign brace reviews have shown that Invisalign tends to produce incredible results on a regular basis. People are able to have their teeth moved so that they are straight without a great deal of effort, physical discomfort, or social embarrassment.
How Do I Clean My Teeth?
It is necessary for a person to first remove the trays that are surrounding his or her teeth before brushing or flossing them. This is an easy process when in the bathroom of one's own home. Once the Invisalign trays have been taken out, it is then very easy for a person to simply brush and floss the unwanted particles from the teeth, and then replace the trays.
What if I Have Bad Breath?
For those who have bad breath, it can be extremely inconvenient for them to be wearing Invisalign braces because they make it hard to clean their teeth and mouth frequently during the day. To resolve this issue, it is often recommended that people simply carry alcohol-free, sugar-free breath spray. This spray is perfectly acceptable to use while wearing Invisalign trays because there is no way that it could possibly damage the trays. It will be able to destroy the bacteria that can cause a person's breath to smell bad.
Other Invisalign tips for getting rid of bad breath include keeping the trays as clean as possible. They can be scrubbed using a regular toothbrush and toothpaste with baking soda on it. If the yellow film has already formed, then the trays can simply be dropped in rubbing alcohol for an hour so that the film is able to completely dissolve.
Finally, a person is able to suck on sugar-free breath mints without damaging his or her Invisalign braces, which will be able to mask any foul scents.
For more information about Invisalign braces and other Invisalign tips, contact Dr. Wilson to schedule an appointment today. There is an online contact for that can be utilized on this page.
Wilson Orthodontics 1220 Sherwood Park Drive NE, Gainesville, GA
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