If you are after a great smile, Invisalign can help you achieve that smile by putting your teeth in the right place. When it comes to getting Invisalign, there are some important tricks you need to know.
Trick #1: Choose a Good Orthodontist
First, you are going to want to make sure you choose a good orthodontist. Your orthodontist is important with Invisalign treatment. Your orthodontist will need to assess your smile and determine if you are a candidate for that type of treatment. They will have to take accurate impressions of your teeth, which is necessary for your aligners to fit properly. Your orthodontist will monitor your progress and make sure everything goes correctly.
Trick #2: Do Some Speech Exercises
Second, when you get your aligners, they are going to feel a little strange. You may feel like you are speaking differently. When you get your aligners, spend some time by yourself practicing talking with your aligners. You can ask your orthodontist for some exercises to help you get used to the aligners. With a little practice, you will get used to the aligners and will be able to speak clearly.
Trick #3: Cover the Edges
Third, when you get your aligners, you will notice they have an edge to them. As they get used to the aligners, many people will run their tongue along the edge of it. Try your best not to run your tongue along the edge of the aligner, as this can cause cuts on your tongue.
It can be hard to resist the natural urge to play with your aligner with your tongue, so you can take dental wax and use it to cover and smooth the aligner's edges. This will allow you to adjust to the aligner and keep your tongue from getting cut up.
Trick #4: Use Orthodontic Chewies
Fourth, you are going to want to ask your orthodontist for some orthodontic chewies. An orthodontic chewie is a soft, small object that you can chew on. This will help your teeth mold to the aligners. The chewies will also massage your gums and help promote blood flow and overall gum health. Using orthodontic chewies each time you upgrade to a new aligner can help make the process of adjusting to an aligner easier to handle.
When it comes to getting Invisalign aligners, you will want to find a qualified orthodontist to oversee the procedure. It is natural to need to practice talking and get your mouth used to the aligners. Cover the aligner's edges with dental wax to make the aligner more comfortable and safer for your tongue. Use orthodontic chewies to adjust the mold to your teeth. These are just a few tips that will help you get used to your aligners and adapt to them.
Talk to a dentist for more information about Invisalign.
I grew up in a home with parents who did not insist on good dental hygiene. By the time I was old enough to know better, some damage had already been done. I had many cavities, crooked teeth, and some discoloration on my teeth. I knew it would not be easy to take my smile from where it was to where it is today, but I was determined to finally have nice teeth. I visited a dentist who was very nice and never judged me. We made a dental plan together. Spreading the procedures out over time made it much easier to afford them. I now have almost perfect teeth after all that hard work! I created this blog to help others who have dental problems that stem from bad childhood habits know there is hope! It is never too late to start seeing the dentist!