Looking for Invisalign in Toledo? Try clear aligners!
Way to go – you’ve decided to make the jump and invest in orthodontic treatment for your crooked teeth. The next decision is what treatment option is best for you. These days you do not have to settle for traditional metal braces. There’s a new solution — have you heard of Invisalign Clear Aligners? Well, Wheel Orthodontics offers the equivalent — clear aligners.
The Invisalign system works like traditional braces to help straighten your teeth. The system uses a series of virtually invisible clear plastic aligners. You benefit from straightening the crowding and spacing problems with your teeth without wearing traditional brackets and wires.
You should know a few things before starting your treatment:
#1 – Wear Your Aligners
Keep your set of aligners in for at least 22 hours every day. Dr. Wheeler suggests you only take them out if you have to brush your teeth, eat, or drink. The longer the wear time, the quicker your treatment will be.
#2 – A Bit of a Lisp
Invisalign can affect your speech at the beginning of treatment. Refrain from removing them to talk because practice makes perfect. It’s just a natural reaction to the plastic aligners. Your speech will adjust in a few days.
#3 – Treatment Time Varies
Treatment plans vary according to how much work you need. If your teeth are slightly misaligned, it might last less than a few months. Dr. Wheeler will examine your teeth and tell you how long treatment should last.
#4 – Results Are Fast
It takes little time to see results. Most people may only take 9 to 18 months to complete treatment compared to braces which usually take 22 months.
#5 – Dental Hygiene!
Brushing and flossing after eating are more important now than ever. The aligners cover and seal in whatever you just ate. You don’t want to have sugar stuck to your teeth for hours. Brush and rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating and drinking to reduce dangerous bacteria.
#6 – Brush Your Aligners Too
Look after your aligners just as you look after your teeth. Clean them daily to remove any buildup and discoloration by gently brushing the trays with a soft toothbrush.
#7 – Remove Aligners Before Eating and Drinking
The aligners cannot withstand the pressure of biting down. Please remove them before eating to avoid breaking them and interrupting the treatment.
Drinking sugary or acidic liquids with Invisalign aligners in your mouth without rinsing can lead to cavities or tooth enamel erosion. Sticking with water is your best bet!
#8 – There’s No Age Limit For Invisalign
With this advanced transparent aligner system, all ages can enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth. More and more adults are choosing Invisalign.
#9 – Retainer
The work doesn’t stop when the Invisalign treatment is over. You’ll get a retainer to wear at night to keep your teeth from shifting.
Get Your Invisalign In Toledo, Ohio
Please call Wheeler Orthodontics, to get Invisalign or clear aligners in Toledo, or request an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve straight teeth and a beautiful smile.