The effects of treatment with Invisalign in Richmond
At Sheen Dental, we think that the benefits of Invisalign far outweigh the hassle of any adaptations that people need to make to use this method. However, it is still important to understand what these are from the outset so that you can fully commit to the requirements of your treatment.
Invisalign in Richmond requires you to wear an aligner throughout the treatment process. This is not fixed in position, so you retain control over when you wear it and when you don’t. The total amount of time that you wear your aligner each day must be equal to or more than 22 hours. This means you must pick the reasons not to wear it carefully.
Invisalign in Richmond – adaptations
When you first start to wear an Invisalign aligner, you may be quite aware of its presence in your mouth. Although the equipment is quite thin and fits snugly, it still adds an extra layer to the feel of your teeth. Once your body gets used to the feel of your aligner, you will no longer be consistently aware of it. This should only take a few days at most.
You will need to add some steps to your daily dental hygiene routine as well as observing all the practices that you currently undertake. Most of these revolve around eating and drinking. You will remove your aligner to perform these activities. Once you have finished whatever you want to consume, there is a layer of debris and plaque on your teeth. This needs to be gently brushed away before you reinsert your aligner. You do not want to overbrush your teeth during your realignment treatment so ensure you use a soft toothbrush and only brush for as long as necessary.
Finally, you will need more regular visits to Sheen Dental in Richmond. Invisalign treatment does not require you to have lengthy adjustment visits during your teeth straightening, but we still need to keep an eye on what is happening. You may get extra advice on care or how long to wear each aligner for from your dentist. If you visit every 6-8 weeks, this is sufficient for monitoring your treatment.