A very popular orthodontic treatment used today is through a system of invisible aligners, otherwise known as Invisalign. However, they may induce some concerns about the quality of life of patients before treatment. We can say that, with few exceptions, patients show a progressive adaptation that often reaches full in the first fifteen days. It is an easily integrated daily routine treatment, maintained and used without hardly any effort or embarrassment. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign in Highland Park, continue reading.
This treatment is without wires or brackets, and there is no mucosal irritation either. The aligners are also easy to carry and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and even flossing. In the event that the patient has an important meeting or event (conference, weddings, etc.), he or she could always remove the aligners for a short period of time. Another common concern is whether it can cause bad breath. To date, there is no evidence of halitosis or oral dryness caused by Invisalign. The flow of saliva is usually between physiological levels.
Nor is there an increase in gingival plaque levels or inflammation in patients treated with Invisalign. Otherwise, if an improvement of the plaque indices, gingival bleeding is observed. These conditions make it a treatment of choice in adult patients with controlled periodontal disease. However, there may be some impediment to pronounce certain words and some pain during the first 3-4 days with each new pair of aligners. This decreases with each passing day.
It is recommended that patients do not chew gum with aligners as the gum may stick in them and cause severe issues. The patient should remove the aligners every time you eat something. It is suggested that you do not smoke with the aligners in, as they may change color and lose their transparency. In fact, dentists will tell you that it is important for your oral health to quit smoking altogether.
The oral hygiene of patients improves during Invisalign in Highland Park treatment, a fact that can be attributed to older patients, greater motivation for aesthetics and the removable nature of the device. This improvement of hygiene reduces the risk of decalcification, caries, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Invisalign’s greatest achievement is its ability to move the teeth and gums effectively, improving the smile after treatment. For more information, contact Lippitz Orthodontics today.