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10 Invisalign Tips for Socializing at Parties
At Vita Dental Spring we pride ourselves in being able to provide a variety of dental treatments to our patients in Spring, Katy, and other surrounding regions in Texas. Whereas many adolescent patients traditionally opt for metal braces, we have noted that the popularity of our Invisalign treatment has also been on the rise, in both the young and older generations.
The following tips will help you learn how to make the most use of your Invisalign as you socialize with your family, friends, colleagues, and peers.
You Need to Wear Them at All Times
As our doctors will tell you, this is often an all too true reality, but it is a reality that you cannot dance around. At Vita Dental Spring, we advise all our patients to ensure that they wear their aligners for at least twenty-two hours each day. Failure to do so means that you will not get the results you desire. This is a commitment you must be ready to make, regardless of how inconveniencing it may be for you when at a party.
Your Speech Is Likely to Be Slightly Affected During the First Few Days
If you have had braces before, then you must be all too aware of the mandatory adjustment period that each patient must go through. The same thing will happen with your aligners. But after a while, you will even forget that you are wearing them, and start speaking like before. If you have to attend a party during the adjustment period, it will be best to stick to minimal talk.
Not Everyone Should Wear Invisalign
We understand that it’s your mouth, and you have the right to choose what to wear and what not to wear in the mouth. But, as Vita Dental Spring dentists, we have always prided ourselves in being honest with our patients. Although Invisalign can be used to treat conditions such as gaps, crooked teeth, and minor under-bites, there are instances where we may recommend the use of braces.
Ensure You Have Floss and Toothpaste with You at All Times
Before you leave for that party being held in your neighborhood, ensure that you have carried these two handy items. Each has to be used with its companion. The toothpaste needs to be used between meals. This helps ensure that the teeth remain clean when you have your aligners on.
And this does not only apply to the party situation alone. Assuming that you typically take three meals a day, it will mean that in a week you will have to use it for at least twenty-one times. When you let food particles linger in the mouth for long, you increase your risk of getting a cavity.
Stay Away from Beverages that Can Stain Your Teeth
Taking a beverage is always a great way for one to start socializing at any party. However, keep in mind that beverages like tea, coffee, and red wine can stain the aligners. If you must take any of these beverages, ensure you have brushed your teeth before you put on the aligners.
You May Lose Some Weight When You Have Aligners
Aligners are bound to change the way you enjoy your snacks. Every time you snack, you have to brush your teeth. You can rest assured that your cravings will be bound to change when undergoing Invisalign treatment.
Expect to Experience Some Soreness
You are bound to experience some soreness during the first few days. We advise that you stay away from raw carrots if you are to try and socialize at an informal gathering. However, the adjustment period is normally much faster than the one for metal braces.
Make Sure Your Aligners Do Not Start Yellowing
Your aligners are bound to start yellowing if you fail to brush them after each meal. The same thing will also happen if you brush the aligner with toothpaste. Toothpaste contains some abrasive ingredients which can cause the Invisalign to start yellowing.
Treatment Will Take Time
When you visit any of our Vita Dental Spring offices, you will be advised on the length of time the treatment will take. A typical treatment will last for twelve months, but in some cases, it may be shorter or longer. When the treatment will come to an end is dependent on the patient.
Invisalign Treatment Is Worth It
Sure, you may find it hard to talk or eat during the first few days, but your smile will totally be worth it. The health of your teeth can tell a lot about your general wellbeing. Having an Invisalign treatment will enable you to make small changes on a day-to-day basis, which will, in the long run, add up to make your oral health much better.
As all patients’ cases tend to vary , Invisalign is now more than ever before being used to treat a broad array of orthodontic cases. When you come for a consultation, our dentists will assist you to determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.