Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Should you choose Invisalign? If you are in need of mild to moderate smile alignment, and you’re seeking a discreet way to correct cosmetic crowding, gaps or tooth misalignment, Invisalign may be a great choice for you. However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to clear tooth aligners:

  • Invisalign takes some getting used to.  When you first wear your aligners, you’ll notice they don’t totally conform to your teeth. Even though they’re custom created for you, they are designed to gradually shift the alignment of your teeth. Each aligner is design to suit a projected smile design increment, so when you initially wear them they may feel snug or ill-fitting. That is inherent to the process and shouldn’t be cause for concern.

  • You will need to remove your aligners when you eat or drink beverages that are hot, acidic or could potentially stain your tooth enamel. Drinking cool water with Invisalign is fine and actually quite beneficial for your teeth, but other beverages can stain the plastic of your aligner or get trapped between your tooth surface and the aligner, causing staining and decay.

  • Invisalign aligners should be cleaned separately from your teeth and require a specific cleansing solution, in which the aligners are submerged. You should also keep a separate toothbrush exclusively for manual cleaning of your aligners.

  • You can remove Invisalign for special events, but remember, if they aren’t on your teeth, they aren’t treating your teeth. Make sure you promptly return them to your smile when possible and wear them on an everyday basis.        

There are a number of other factors to keep in mind when you decide to try Invisalign, but they remain one of the most popular and convenient methods for discreetly correcting cosmetic misalignments.  The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to visit for a complete consultation. We look for forward to seeing you and answering all of your Invisalign questions.

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