Should you wear Invisalign every day? Invisalign has been a popular alternative to traditional braces for many years. At the office of Rebecca E Reeves DMD, PA, in Raleigh, NC, we offer this as well as other methods to straighten your teeth and give you that perfect sparkling smile. If you’re considering this treatment, read on to find out more about how it works.
Should You Wear Invisalign Every Day?
Yes! Though these clear aligners can be removed, they are designed to be worn all day, every day. You will not see the results you want in the time you want if you do not wear them every day.
Failure to wear your aligners as directed by our orthodontic professionals can result in treatment delays, reduced effectiveness of treatment, or even having to repeat phases of treatment. If you are having trouble wearing your aligners as directed, it’s essential that you speak with us as soon as possible so that we can help.
When Can You Take Out Your Aligners?
Your clear aligners are designed to be worn for a minimum of 20–22 hours each day. This allows you some flexibility with how you wear them, though you should be aiming to wear them for as much time as possible. It is often a good idea to remove the aligners while you are eating meals, and you will, of course, need to take them out to brush and floss your teeth. Those who take part in contact sports often find that it is easier to take them out whilst participating.
One of the key benefits of this treatment method is that your aligners are almost invisible, allowing you to go about your life as normal. Though it might be tempting to remove your aligners for parties or when going on holiday, we strongly recommend that you do not do this. Once you are used to your aligners they will be very comfortable, will not interfere with your speech, and will not show up in photographs,
Are You a Good Candidate for These Aligners?
This method of tooth straightening is a good choice for you if you have mild to moderate orthodontic issues, good oral hygiene habits, and can commit to wearing your aligners diligently for at least 22 hours per day. Because of these requirements, and because your jaw must be fully grown at the time of treatment, this treatment is usually more suited to adults and older teenagers. For children, who are more likely to take their aligners out during the day, and may lose them, traditional braces may be a better choice for straightening their teeth.
Get Your Brightest Smile
There are many ways to get the perfect smile. Whether the best method for you is traditional braces or clear aligners, the first step is to find out more from a professional. So, get in touch with the office of Rebecca E Reeves DMD, PA, in Raleigh, NC, to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.