Your aligners will need to be used for 20-22 hours a day, which is unfortunately the entire day, meaning you would have to cram all your food and drinking into two hours. Which seemed appealing to some patients because it would prevent constant snacking, resulting in some weight loss. Your doctor, nevertheless, will decide how long you can wear your invisible braces.
Either time you remove your aligners to feed or drink, clean, and floss your teeth before replacing them. This can seem to be a difficult task, but the last thing you want is for food to get stuck between the aligners, causing pain for your teeth and discoloring the aligners. We still suggest keeping a spare toothbrush in your car and at work because you never know when you will need it.
During the first week or two of wearing the aligners, some patients have indicated hearing a mild lisp. However, it is something that people do not notice and should vanish within a month or two.
When changing trays, you can experience a squeezing pressure that normally lasts no longer than a day and does not happen to everybody. If you despise the feeling, we recommend changing the tray before bed so you can sleep through the worst of the tightness.
This is one of the most frequent questions that patients have, and it is important to remember that the average treatment lasts around a year. It is important that you recognize that each patient is a special situation, and the time may differ based on many aspects related to the state of the teeth. Once you understand this, you will realize that it might take less than a year or a little longer to achieve your results.
Just because you have finished your Invisalign procedure does not mean you are finished with it. To keep the lovely outcomes in the long term, you will always need to wear retainers. In certain cases, patients are given refinement aligners to correct the stubborn teeth.
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