Invisalign Wear

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Invisalign ONLY works while you are wearing the aligners!

Your aligners must be worn full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth. Always store your aligners in the case provided and in a safe place. If the aligners are not placed immediately in their case, they can be easily lost or mistakenly thrown out due to their ‘invisible’ appearance. They are also very ‘attractive’ to family pets and can be destroyed in a matter of minutes, if left unattended. If you lose or damage a set of aligners, it can jeopardize your entire treatment; do to the sequential nature of tooth correction with each set of aligners.

Are there restrictions as to what I can eat or drink with Invisalign aligners?

Unlike traditional braces, there are no diet restrictions with Invisalign treatment. Simply remove your aligners during eating and store them safely in the provided case. Please remember to brush your teeth before replacing the aligners after a meal.

Will wearing the Invisalign aligners affect my speech?

The aligners may temporarily affect your speech for a very brief period, until you become accustomed to them. Patients find that any initial minor speech impediments disappear after the first day or two of aligner wear.

Will the treatment be painful?

Patients may feel minor pressure on their teeth for a day or so, after starting each new stage. This is normal and it is a sign that the aligners are working. If you are worried about discomfort, you can take Advil (please follow drug manufacture instructions) prior to receiving your first set of aligners and for the first day following each new subsequent set.

How do I clean my aligners?

We recommend you brush your aligners every time you brush your teeth. So at least 2-3 times per day.

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