When compared with traditional braces, Invisalign has a clear advantage. Invisalign in Clapham is easy to wear, does not cause any irritation or discomfort and can be removed from time to time to brush your teeth and eat your favourite foods.
At Clapham South Dental Centre we recommend Invisalign in Clapham to patients with minor or moderate alignment problems. Whether you suffer from crooked, gapped or overcrowded teeth, Invisalign can help move them into their correct position and alleviate pain and discomfort.
Treatment with Invisalign, however, requires attention and responsibility.
Clean your aligners every single time you take them out
As the saying goes, a clean mouth and honest hand will take a man through any land. Cleaning your aligners every time you remove them will ensure that no food particles are trapped in-between them and that they remain in shape for longer. Every time you remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth, put them in a glass of water and cleaning solution to sanitise them. You can either buy Invisalign’s branded solution or a mild solution for dentures. Be careful not to use a toothbrush or anything abrasive on your aligners, since they can be easily scratched and destroyed.
Never keep your aligners in your mouth while eating and drinking
It goes without saying that every time you want to eat or drink something – unless it’s water – you must remove your aligners. While the material used for the construction of your Invisalign aligners is durable, they are not made to withstand the continuous pressure of chewing and biting and can easily bend or break into pieces. Equally, drinking hot or cold liquids can bend your aligners out of shape and stain them.
Wear your aligners as much as possible
Wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours per day is a prerequisite for successful treatment. Any less and you could be compromising the entire treatment. If you are not sure about the amount of time you go around without your aligners daily, time yourself and try not to exceed 4 hours in total.
You can do it
Want more advice before you start your treatment with Invisalign in Clapham? Our helpful dentists are always here for you.