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Can others tell that I’m wearing Invisalign?

One of the main benefits of Invisalign clear aligners is that they are made of clear plastic and are a great substitute for traditional metal braces. Our Southwood Dental Studio - Southdale (Jalna) dentists discuss clear aligners and how unlikely it will be that others will notice you are wearing them at a glance.

Will My Invisalign Clear Aligners Be Easily Noticeable?

Invisalign clear aligners are a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign orthodontic treatment consists of a set of transparent aligners that you wear over your teeth and can remove for eating and drinking purposes. Invisalign's clear, thin, plastic aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually realign them into the proper position for your smile.

If you are diligent about keeping your clear aligners clean they should be difficult for others to notice while you are wearing them.

However, if someone is standing very close to you then it is obvious that they may be more likely to notice your aligners, especially if you are talking to each other or have your mouth open.

If the person is further away from your face then it will almost certainly be more difficult for them to detect the presence of any dental appliances. However, someone looking at your mouth from a closer distance may be able to tell.

What Is The Easiest Way To Keep My Clear Aligners Clean?

If your Invisalign Clear Aligners are dirty then they will be much more noticeable than if they were clean. Thus, it is generally a good idea to try and keep them as clean as possible if you don't want people to know you are wearing them. As a bonus, this also helps keep your breath fresh too. Here are some tips to keep your Invisalign Clear Aligners clean.

When you take your aligners out of your mouth, make sure you rinse them well under running water before putting them back in. Whenever you clean your aligners (which should be done at least once or twice a day), it is important that you do not use toothpaste since it will likely damage them. Only clear, anti-bacterial mild soap and warm water should be used on them, and they should be brushed softly. Using Invisalign's specific cleaning crystals once a week can help keep your aligners in good condition. You can soak your aligners in this solution after the crystals have dissolved in the water.

These measures should be followed throughout your orthodontic treatment to ensure that your aligners are kept clean and clear of the bacteria, plaque, and germs that can build on them.

It is important to never eat while you are wearing your Invisalign retainers. One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign is the fact that you may remove them whenever you need to. It is critical that you remove them before eating or drinking to avoid accidentally damaging or staining them. Only water may be consumed while wearing your aligners.

Your Invisalign clear aligners must always stay in their case when you are not wearing them. This will ensure that they stay safe and clean, so make this a habit. It will save you time and frustration later. Whatever the reason for taking them out, whether it's for a meal or merely to brush your teeth, they must be returned to their case. The risk is high that you might damage your aligners or potentially lose them if you do not adhere to this rule. Please make sure to bring your aligner case with you everywhere you go just in case.

Are you considering getting Invisalign? Contact the London dentists at Southwood Dental Studio - Southdale (Jalna)  or any of our other locations for a consultation.

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