Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is essential for your overall health and well-being. Dentists recommend brushing and flossing daily, having a nutritious diet, and getting dental prophylaxis at six-monthly or yearly, depending on your risk of oral infections.
Dentist’s recommendations are excellent because they help you maintain dental hygiene appropriately and avoid complications from developing in your mouth. However, what will you do if you have crooked or misaligned teeth that prevent you from cleaning your teeth and gums or eating a healthy diet as recommended by your dentist? You can either ignore your dentist’s advice and become a victim of tooth decay and gum disease or visit cosmetic dentistry in Wenatchee to assess your situation and understand what improvements you can make to stay on top of your dental hygiene.
The Wenatchee orthodontist recommends traditional braces with metal brackets and wires mounted on your teeth to correct complicated orthodontic imperfections. However, when you visit a cosmetic dentistry facility in the region, they understand your aesthetic concerns when wearing ungainly-looking braces for your teeth as an adult.
The orthodontist assesses the complications to determine whether they need traditional orthodontic braces or you need alternatives as the problem affecting your teeth is mild to moderate. Consider yourself fortunate if you have mild to moderate orthodontic imperfections because you have become a suitable candidate for Invisalign therapy that helps you straighten teeth with clear plastic aligners.
Even as you express delight after receiving information that you can overcome orthodontic imperfections using clear plastic braces, you must understand you must wear a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners resembling braces for over 22 hours a day, changing them every fortnight and maintain appropriate dental hygiene as recommended herein.
Having clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth doesn’t take away from you the need to brush your teeth twice daily as recommended by the American Dental Association with a soft-bristled toothbrush using fluoride toothpaste. In reality, you might have to get into the habit of brushing every time you eat or snack, making this task more frequent during the daytime. Of course, you must also floss your teeth at least once daily and return the aligners to your teeth immediately after.
You might find it inconvenient to use mouthwash whenever you snack. However, Invisalign clear aligners have a removable feature needing you to remove the aligners whenever you eat and brush your teeth. You can use the removable feature to rinse your mouth with mouthwash at least once a day to help keep your breath fresh. Mouthwash, besides freshening your breath by killing bacteria, also protects your teeth and gums to prevent nasty infections on them from affecting you. However, you mustn’t rinse with the aligners over your teeth because most mouthwash brands contain alcohol that might damage the aligners.
When correcting orthodontic imperfections with Invisalign Wenatchee, you help yourself by quitting smoking because the chemicals in tobacco can stain the aligners to make them appear dull and discolored. Quitting smoking benefits your general health and also helps prevent gum disease that can cause tooth loss.
Invisalign braces will likely reduce your snacking because of the stipulations of the treatment that require you to have the braces over your teeth for at least 20 to 22 hours daily. However, the clear braces might prevent you from enjoying sugary treats that felt great early but led to cavities and tooth decay, requiring treatments from dentists you never thought possible. When you remove the clear braces for eating, you must rely on healthy fruits and vegetables to promote healthy teeth and gums. However, you can have an occasional sweet treat, ensuring you brush immediately to eliminate excess sugar from your mouth.
Invisalign delivers clear braces to your dentist in batches which you must collect every six to eight weeks when you see them to assess your progress. It indicates you will visit your dentist more frequently to let them determine how your treatment is progressing and to examine your teeth and gums.
Invisalign braces help correct orthodontic complications in approximately six to 18 months, giving you straighter teeth and the beautiful smile you desire. Simultaneously they also help to avoid the dental infections that haunted you earlier to make your smile beautiful and healthy. If you maintain your new healthy smile appropriately by using Invisalign retainers over your teeth, you allow yourself to keep your smile looking young forever.
Sunrise Dental of Wenatchee recommends the above tips to maintain a healthy smile even if you have orthodontic imperfections with your teeth. Please do not hesitate to contact this practice and receive Invisalign braces to help keep your smile looking young forever and straighten your teeth if required.