Common Invisalign® Problems

Invisalign® in Winter Park is an orthodontic treatment that helps patients correct their bite and teeth alignment issues. These clear aligners fit comfortably and are designed to be used day and night. Patients love them for their ease of use, they are hard to notice, and you can remove them to enjoy the foods you love.

They are more comfortable and appealing than traditional braces. Even though of their many benefits, there are some things about Invisalign that you might want to discuss with your dentist.
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Is Invisalign a Good Option?

Clear aligners have become popular as an option for straightening or realigning your teeth. You're not alone if you choose Invisalign over braces. This is a fantastic choice for orthodontic treatment. This aligner is made from a flexible thermoplastic material named SmartTrack™.

For Invisalign to work properly, it is necessary to use them for 20 to 22 hours daily. It is recommended only to remove them when you´re eating and drinking, brushing or flossing your teeth, and while you’re cleaning your aligners.

Let´s look at common issues when getting Invisalign and when you should visit your dentist.

The Aligners Don´t Fit Correctly

If this occurs when you use an aligner for the first time, your dentist may need to make some adjustments. However, a few reasons could happen if your aligner used to fit perfectly but now doesn't.

  1. The most likely possibility is that you have food stuck between your teeth. If you don't floss after eating, little food particles may prevent the aligner from fitting correctly.
  2. Exposure to heat is another factor that could affect how well it fits. As a result, the aligners may warp.
  3. You’re not wearing them enough. Your teeth can revert if you aren’t being diligent with them.

You Don´t Feel Comfortable

Invisalign treatment is less painful than conventional orthodontic procedures. However, it can feel sore the first few days after putting on a new aligner. Your teeth need to get used to the pressure applied. The discomfort will disappear as your teeth acclimate to the aligner over time.

Since wearing your aligners for at least 20 hours each day is the only option to relieve pain more quickly during this period, you must not take them off. In case the discomfort continues, ask your dentist if you can take some painkillers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen to release the pain.
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You Are Suffering From Bad Breath

Patients with Invisalign sometimes face this problem, which is caused by poor oral hygiene. Your aligners seal in any food particles and bacteria on your teeth. Brushing your teeth right after each meal is essential to avoid this.

Salivate Too Much

In the first days after treatment, excessive salivation can happen. Your body reacts by creating additional saliva to help break down the aligner since it perceives it as foreign. This effect is a must-have, so keep calm while your body adjusts to the aligner and stop producing as much saliva.
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Visit Your Dentist Ask About Invisalign in Winter Park

Make an appointment to talk to your dentist about the potential orthodontic treatment you may need and whether Invisalign is an appropriate option for you or not. At our office in Winter Park, FL, we will be happy to help you straighten your smile. Schedule your appointment today.

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