Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an Invisalign Treatment

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Starting an Invisalign Treatment

What To Expect When First Getting Clear Braces
January 14, 2020
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As technology has advanced, we can now get beautiful teeth without the trouble of traditional braces. The biggest benefit of Invisalign over traditional braces is that there are no metallic parts. They are invisible and do the job of straightening the teeth quite well. Invisalign straightens your teeth with clear aligners – find out how.

If you have decided to undergo this treatment, then keep reading to avoid some of the most common mistakes:

Not Going to the Right Specialist

When undergoing treatment of Invisalign, it should be performed only by a qualified orthodontist. They have undergone special training and education, which makes them an expert in the field.

Not Doing the Proper Research First

Before you book an appointment with the doctor, make sure to do a little research first. You will feel more confident and understand the procedure when you consult with the orthodontist. Make a note of all the questions you want to ask. You can also request before and after work pictures. Sometimes, the quality of work matters the most and not the number of patients the orthodontist has seen.

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Not Wearing Your Aligners for the Needed Time Frame

The most beneficial part of the aligners is that they can be removed while eating, drinking, and resting. Apart from that, they have to be worn for the entire remaining day. If skipped, the healing time can be lengthened due to the shifting of the teeth. It will take more time and money  because new aligners may have to be made.

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Wrong Expectations

There are numerous reasons to love Invisalign over the other treatments. But it does not mean that the results expected will happen overnight. It generally takes from six to twelve months to get them straightened. Over some time, the positioning of the teeth will improve, but it is not a signal to stop wearing them. Before removing the aligners completely, consult it with your doctor first if it is safe to remove them or not.

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