In the last 20 years, the world of orthodontics (or braces) has changed almost beyond recognition.
Of course, there are still many people who will need to wear the traditional or orthodontic brace to get results but as technologies have advanced, invisible braces like Invisalign have become more popular.
If you have never heard of these clear braces in Sydney CBD, Invisalign is made from clear plastic, which is precision sculpted to fit over your teeth and comes with an average of 14 personalised retainers per treatment. Changing between retainers every 2 weeks, you will need to wear them in a specific order so they can gradually move your teeth and straighten them. Invisible, easy to wear and easy to clean, it is easy to see why these clear braces from Sydney CBD have become so popular with adults and teenagers.
Curious to learn more about this brace? In this article, 5 of the most searched questions about Invisalign are answered. Enjoy!
Do they fall out?
Invisalign braces should not fall out while you are wearing them, but towards the end of the 2 weeks of wear, they may feel looser as an indication that you need to change to the nest retainer in the sequence. However, if you do notice that your clear braces near Sydney feel loose just after you put them in and continue to wobble, you will need to see your dentist for a refit and an examination.
Can I kiss while wearing them?
Yes, you can. As mentioned before, this brace is made from a clear plastic which is moulded to the shape of your teeth, making them much more subtle than traditional braces.
Kissing while wearing the brace is acceptable, but you will need to take them out when you are eating food or brushing your teeth. And once you have finished your meal, you will need to give your teeth a quick brush before putting them back in, to prevent food particles from being pressed against the enamel.
How long do I need to wear them for each day?
When they are first fitted, your dentist may advise that you wear them 24 hours a day, so you can adjust vocally to having them in.
Once your speech patterns have adjusted, you can remove them for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Remember, you need to keep them in for them to work, so if you have a poor memory or are bad with time, you may need to set reminders on your phone to put them back in as needed.
I read that they stain- is that true?
Yes, the plastic can stain but remember, each brace is worn for 2 weeks, so it would be difficult to stain them in that time. If they do get mucky, rinse them under a cool tap to remove excess debris.
How long is the treatment?
Invisalign treatment on average lasts 6-9 months, but this will depend on the severity of your orthodontic issue.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.