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What You Can And Can’t Do Wearing Invisalign Aligners

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19th November 2021

What You Can And Can’t Do Wearing Invisalign Aligners

Our expert dentists have seen time and time again how Invisalign aligners in Clapham can make a real difference in our patients’ lives. From transforming smiles, to improving oral health, to preventing concerns like tooth wear and jaw pain, there’s a lot that can be gained from these clever, clear braces. Best of all, both adults and young people could be recommended treatment – all it takes is a consultation to start your Invisalign journey.

Today, we’ll run through some quick dos and don’ts of Invisalign aligners, helping reveal a bit more about treatment for those taking those tentative first steps, as well as people who are interested in treatment and patients who may have just begun their programme.

Eating

While you can eat what you like while wearing Invisalign, you’ll need to remove them first. That’s because biting and chewing forces could damage these clear braces, and there’s a chance of staining them, too (which would make treatment far less discreet). In addition, food and bacteria could gather between the grooves and crevices of the apparatus, potentially increasing your risk of tooth decay and other concerns.

Smoking

Smoking is not something our London dentists would ever recommend – it’s harmful to yourself and others, and can pose a serious threat to your oral health. Gum disease is linked to this bad habit, as is a more concerning disease: cancer. Whether it’s cigarettes or vapes, don’t smoke with your Invisalign (or without it!). Even if it doesn’t cause one of these conditions, it could stain or weaken your apparatus.

Cleaning

Our London dentists recommend cleaning your teeth twice daily for two minutes a time. But, you’ll also need to clean your Invisalign, too. At least every other day, soak in denture cleaning solution or Invisalign crystals and make sure you rinse when you take out or pop in your aligners

Smiling

With a clear plastic design, you’ll be free to smile during and after treatment. Results are extremely predictable – your treatment involves creating a digital image of your smile, showing how teeth will be moved and aligned during treatment, and even creating a computer picture of your anticipated results. So you’ll know exactly what to expect and be able to enjoy your treatment as the results are slowly unveiled.

Book with our London dentists today

We’d love to help you achieve a healthier, straighter, more attractive smile with Invisalign aligners. Talk to us today to find out more.

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