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What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Patients love Invisalign because Invisalign aligners are:

  • Clear and Discreet
  • Comfortable to Wear
  • Easy to Clean and Keep Clean
  • Removable; No Food Restrictions
  • Very Efficient and Effective
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How do you take care of Invisalign clear aligners?

Keeping your aligners clear is easy as long as they are cleaned regularly and properly. You should rinse your aligners every time you take them out and brush them at least once a day using a soft-bristle toothbrush. Invisalign offers several disinfecting products to keep them in good shape, or you can also clean them with liquid soap and soak them in distilled white vinegar. Never clean them with toothpaste or hot water, as that can damage them.

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Can I just wear my aligners at night?

Invisalign aligners must be worn as often as possible. Ideally, patients should only take out their aligners to eat and drink, brush and floss their teeth, and to clean the aligner. If you don’t wear them often enough, the aligner won’t have enough time to do its job, and your treatment plan will be disrupted. We also recommend that patients always take their aligner case with them, as wrapping an aligner in a napkin makes it easy to accidentally throw it away.

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Is Invisalign painful?

Your teeth are not used to being shifted, so the first week of wearing aligners can be a little painful and uncomfortable. However, it shouldn’t be anything that over-the-counter pain medication can’t relieve. When you switch to a new aligner, putting it in at night can help with soreness, as all of the initial movements will be made while you’re asleep. You can also try applying dental wax to areas on the aligner that are causing particular soreness.

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