Invisalign Questions We Have The Answers

Have Invisalign questions or concerns? We have listed a few of the most frequently asked questions and answers below regarding this treatment.

Do Invisalign braces act as a sports guard too?

No, Invisalign aligners are created to help straighten your teeth, they don’t protect them from injuries.  If you play sports then it is advisable to remove your Invisalign aligners before playing and use a sports guard to protect your teeth.

Does Invisalign have an impact on eating & drinking?

No, this is a reason to choose Invisalign. Often food can get stuck in the wires of braces, with Invisalign you should not have this issue. Furthermore, you can remove them at mealtimes,

Can you play musical instruments whilst wearing Invisalign braces?

The advantage of these braces is that they are removable, therefore if they are affecting you playing you can easily remove them. Just ensure you wear them for ideally around 20 to 22 hours per day.

Do they affect speech in any way?

Only during the first couple of days, you may notice a slight change, whilst you are getting used to the device, this should go away quite quickly.

How do I keep them clean?

Your teeth should be brushed and flossed after each meal and snack. Patients who don’t brush their teeth can end up getting bacteria and plaque in their tray.  With aligners being so close to the teeth this can entrap the bacteria right next to your teeth and gums, in turn causing damage.

The Invisalign aligners should be also cleaned when taken out of the mouth. They should be soaked in a solution advised by your dentist, this needs to be done daily to prevent discolouration of the tray.

Will the aligners cause bad breath?

When properly cared for aligners won’t cause bad breath. If however, you are getting any unpleasant odours, you may want to relook at your oral hygiene routine.

Finally, this type of treatment is a comfortable alternative to the more traditional type of braces. Therefore Invisalign is a lot easier to live with that you may think!

Have more Invisalign questions or concerns?

If you have more questions or concerns, please get in touch with our dental team, you will find all our details on the contact us page. In addition, you can also find out more information on our dedicated page. 

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