Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and are a discreet orthodontic solution.
In recent years, more and more people have been looking to improve the appearance of their teeth. Fortunately, there are a range of cosmetic treatments available. From dental veneers to teeth whitening treatments, the procedure that you choose will largely depend on your particular concerns and aesthetic goals. If you are worried about misaligned teeth, you might consider Invisalign clear aligners. This popular orthodontic solution is particularly well-suited to those looking for a discreet treatment — read on to find out more about what clear aligners look like and what to expect from the process…
What does Invisalign look like?
Invisalign clear aligners are made from transparent, medical-grade plastic. They are virtually invisible whilst they are being worn — in fact, most people won’t even know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them.
Because Invisalign aligners are clear, it is important that you keep them clean in order to prevent stains and discolouration. It is also essential that you remove them every time that you eat or drink anything besides water.
How do you clean Invisalign?
In order to keep your aligners clear and discreet, it is important that you remember to clean them every night. To do so, remove them from your mouth and begin by rinsing them with water. Next, brush your clear aligners gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can use a clear liquid soap, which will help to get rid of any food particles that may have built up throughout the course of the day. When you have removed all debris from your aligners, you should rinse them with water again.
Ideally, you should clean your aligners at least once every day. If you notice that your aligners look dirty at any time, be sure to give them an additional clean or rinse.
How do you keep your aligners looking good?
Besides regular cleaning, there are a number of ways in which you can keep your aligners looking good throughout the course of your treatment.
One of the most important things to remember when you are undergoing Invisalign treatment is to always take your aligners out when eating. If you forget to remove your aligners, food particles can become trapped between your teeth and aligners, which can affect their appearance and also cause damage over time. Be sure to avoid drinking anything besides water while wearing your aligners — many beverages can cause stains on the clear plastic.
In order to maintain the shape of your clear aligners, do not use very hot water when you clean them — hot water can cause the plastic to warp. It is also a good idea to store your aligners in a protective case whenever you are not wearing them in order to keep them clean and clear and to prevent damage.
How can we help?
If you would love to straighten your smile but do not want to go through traditional orthodontic treatment, you might consider Invisalign. Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear and are often an ideal option for adult and teenage patients who are looking for a discreet and fast treatment. If you are considering the treatment but are not sure if it is right for you, we encourage you to come in and discuss your needs with us. We will let you know if you are a suitable candidate for the treatment and refer you to an experienced orthodontist.
Besides referrals, we also offer a number of other services designed to enhance the appearance of one’s smile. These include teeth whitening treatments; dental veneers; and braces. To find out more about the range of cosmetic procedures that we provide, please have a look here.
To make an appointment, please get in touch here or give us a call on 02 4648 0909.