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Align Ortho: Invisalign FAQ’s

Apr 26 / 2017

Invisalign clear trays have revolutionized orthodontic treatment in the recent past.

Invisalign clear trays have revolutionized orthodontic treatment in the recent past. Clients who are afraid of relying on traditional metal brackets due to aesthetic or pain issues often find a happy compromise with these removable trays. Ideal for teens and adults alike, they have more people than ever realizing the power of a radiant and straight smile. Before you decide this is the way to go, it is necessary to have a comprehensive oral exam at Align Ortho in Kelowna to determine if you are a candidate.

Things to Know About Invisalign

Our professional and friendly team will ensure that you are fully educated on which treatment method will best suit your individual needs, and how to care for your smile during treatment. Important Invisalign facts to consider include:

• Trays must be worn for preferably 22 hours each day; only to be removed during mealtime for effective treatment.

• Removable trays may not suit your lifestyle. If you are prone to losing items or have to wear a mouth guard for hours at a time for your competitive sports,   this may not be the best route to take.

• Do not scrub your Invisalign aligners with toothpaste as it is abrasive and can actually damage your trays.

• Remove Invisalign when consuming red wine or coffee, and brush your teeth prior to resetting your trays for best results. Minimize the time staining substances will be on your teeth.


Those with a Lower Pain Threshold...Rejoice!

Some people have a significantly low pain threshold.  Invisalign clear aligners do offer a much milder version of discomfort since the teeth move gradually into place. Most patients wear their aligners for approximately 2 weeks before switching to their next set.   You will know when you start treatment how many different Invisalign aligners are estimated to achieve your smile. Clients who wear their Invisalign for the recommended time every day, will definitely be on track with their progress, and in some cases we will reduce the number of wear days per aligner.

Have Multiple Travel Toothbrushes for Easy Cleaning on the Go

We tell our clients that their travel toothbrushes will become a treasured part of their day while undergoing Orthodontic treatment! To simplify things, consider having numerous ones stashed in convenient locations to help you maintain your new oral care routine. For example, keeping a smile travel kit in your car, purse or backpack, locker and work desk can help you keep your Invisalign trays sparkly clean which translates to a healthier smile. Clear lipstick and clear lip-glosses may additionally become your new mantra while undergoing treatment as pigmented hues can leave a waxy residue on your aligners.


Consistency Pays Off

Steady, consistent aligner wear can help you maximize your treatment results. The team at Align Ortho in downtown Kelowna will help you make the most of your treatment by providing you with the pertinent facts ahead of time, and motivate you along the way. Book your orthodontic consultation with us today, and let us help you determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the best choice for achieving your perfect smile.


Book your consultation with Align Ortho today!


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