Repair Your Dental Malocclusions with Invisible Braces
You don’t always need to wear metal or ceramic braces to fix your dental malocclusions. To determine if you can use invisible braces to straighten your teeth, you should schedule an appointment with our dentist in Leland. With X-rays and molds of your mouth, our dentist can determine if you have mild or moderate dental misalignments that are repairable with invisible braces. If our dentist believes that invisible braces are appropriate for your teeth, then the molds and X-rays are analyzed with computer software to create the devices. A computer software program can design each set of upper and lower aligners to shift your teeth into the proper positions in the gums. This is a gradual process that can require wearing 20 to 30 sets. Each set is stamped with a number so that you can keep track of your treatment plan. You are supposed to wear each set of removable braces for up to three weeks before changing to the next set. In addition, you should remove the items two or more times a day to brush and floss your teeth.
How Can You Care for Your Invisible Braces?
You will have a case for storing your invisible braces while you aren’t wearing the items. It is important to keep the devices clean by washing or brushing the items to remove plaque. This will keep the braces clear and free of odors. Our dentist will have you return to our Leland office regularly for an examination to determine if the braces are working. We may have you bring the old aligners to our office so that we can see how the items are degrading from the natural wear and tear of talking and being subjected to the saliva in your mouth. If you are having problems with the aligners, then you can use dental wax on your gums, but when you continue to have discomfort, our dentist can adjust the devices.
Wear them for Most of the Day and Night
Invisible braces are suitable for teenagers and adults, but the devices are not recommended for children. If you want to use these devices to straighten your teeth, then you must have a commitment to wear the items most of the time. When you don’t keep the aligners on your teeth, your teeth will shift back to their old positions in your mouth. While wearing your aligners, you should eat a nutritious daily diet rather than only eating soft foods. One of the benefits from wearing invisible braces is that you can eat almost any type of food because you won’t need to worry about breaking a wire or dislodging a bracket. However, you will want to have healthier teeth and gum tissues, so you should consume more vegetables and fruits rather than eating poor-quality foods such as potato chips or ice cream.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about invisible braces in Leland, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Hillfield Pediatric & Family Dentistry. At our convenient location in Layton, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!