Are you fed up with having crooked or misaligned teeth as an adult?
Luckily, if you are searching for a solution to misalignment in adulthood, you may not need to wear a metal brace. In recent years, dental teams have begun using clear and invisible braces in their surgeries, allowing for discretion and ease while your teeth are being straightened. What’s not to like about that?
So, if you are looking for a way to straighten your teeth as an adult, come along to Kooringal Dental. We can offer our patients Invisalign in Wagga, which can correct a myriad of orthodontic issues while also being visually discrete and easy to fit around your lifestyle. Perfect!
Curious to learn more about Invisalign in Wagga? Here, our team answers 5 of the most common queries we receive about this aligner.
Does the aligner hurt to wear?
The wearing of Invisalign in Wagga should not hurt, but it may be a bit uncomfortable.
Remember, the aligner is moving your teeth, which is going to create pressure irrespective of the methods behind the appliance and this aligner is no exception.
If you have discomfort throughout the day, take over the counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or paracetamol. Should this fail to solve the issue, come in and see our team for an assessment.
How do I clean the aligner?
One of the benefits of this aligner is that it is clear, making it discrete.
And so, to keep it clean and clear, all you need to do is run it under a cold tap each day and brush off any debris before putting it back in your mouth. Refrain from using hot water as this can cause warping and don’t use mouthwashes to clean the aligners as this can cause permanent staining of the plastic.
How many hours per day do I need to wear it for?
On average, our staff at Kooringal Dental will advise any of our patients who are undertaking this aligner to wear it for 22 hours per day. This will help to keep the treatment on track and will result in a faster realignment process.
However, we may recommend during the first few months that you try and keep the aligners in for 24 hours so you can adjust to wearing them.
Can I take it out to eat?
Yes, you can.
Remember, once you have finished your meal, you will need to clean both your teeth and the aligner to ensure that no food debris gets pressed against your teeth or your gums. This will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy and will also ensure that the aligners stay clear and discrete.
Will I need a retainer afterwards?
Yes, you will.
As is the way with teeth, they are prone to moving back into their former positions once a brace or aligner has stopped being applied. In order to keep your teeth where you want them, there will be a period of wearing a retainer.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.