Invisalign or Clear Aligners are a treatment that helps us straighten teeth without the use of the typical metal braces. Invisalign has quickly revolutionized the orthodontics world. Now patients have a different option besides ugly metal brackets. The Indian Dental Association explains that Invisalign involves wearing a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that help shift your teeth into the proper position.
How painful is Invisalign?
Recent research indicates that over 30% of Invisalign patients experience zero discomforts during treatment. About 50 percent reported minimal soreness. In the majority of cases, discomfort is most evident at the beginning of treatment and the first few days after switching to a new aligner.
Can you eat with Invisalign on?
- You’ll be ready for anything, from movie night to coffee with friends. Just take your aligners out to eat and drink, then brush your teeth before putting them back in.
- Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for best results.
- Parents, your teen’s aligners will have blue compliance indicators to assure you they’re wearing them enough.