Invisalign will have a minimal impact on your daily life. The aligners are clear and nearly invisible and can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. They can also be removed for special occasions, playing sports, or playing an instrument.
No. You can remove your aligners before eating, so you don’t have to restrict yourself from foods such as caramel or popcorn like you would with traditional braces.
Children, teens, and adults can use Invisalign as an alternative to metal braces. Nearly all simple to complex bite issues and teeth-straightening problems can be treated with Invisalign. Your dentist can perform an exam to determine if Invisalign will meet your treatment needs.
You should wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You can expect to change to a new set of aligners every 1 to 2 weeks.
You can use the Invisalign Cleaning System to care for your aligners, or you can brush them with a toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them with lukewarm water. Avoid using hot water because it can warp the plastic, ruining the aligner. Be sure to brush your teeth after every meal before you place your aligners back into your mouth.