Invisalign is a comfortable and discreet method for addressing tooth alignment issues. While Invisalign presents many unique benefits when compared to traditional orthodontics, patients should take some precautions when it comes to caring for their Invisalign trays. Those who drink tea and coffee should be aware that beverages consumed at high temperatures can warp and disfigure their plastic aligners (trays).
Invisalign aligners are custom fitted for the needs of each patient and any changes in the way they fit can affect the efficacy of treatment. Moreover, coffee and tea can stain aligners, thus affecting their ability to look inconspicuous to those around you. If you drink coffee or tea, we recommend taking out your aligners while you enjoy your beverage. Afterwards, rinse your mouth or brush your teeth.
Adults who desire a more discreet option for straightening their teeth favor this alternative to conventional orthodontics. Our dentist offers Invisalign to help members of our community enjoy healthier, straighter smiles.
How long are Invisalign aligners worn each day?
Your aligners should be worn about 22 hours a day. They should only be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. Those who drink dark or hot beverages can remove their trays to prevent damage to their aligners. It is important to wear your aligners consistently for most of the day so that you can enjoy the benefits of effective treatment.
How long is a set of aligners worn?
Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks. After two weeks, patients will discard their aligners and receive a new set. Their new sets of aligners will fit tighter than the ones worn before. Over time, Invisalign’s trays become tighter and more form fitting. This creates the pressure necessary to move teeth to healthier and straighter positions.
How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
The only way to determine if this type of orthodontic treatment is right for you is to reserve a consultation with our dentist. At your appointment, we will evaluate your occlusion and the placement of your teeth to determine if Invisalign will suit your needs.
Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-609-7377 today to reserve an appointment.