In order for Invisalign aligners to move teeth effectively and to keep your treatment on track, you must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. When you begin to wear your aligners, you may speak with a slight lisp because you are not used to having the aligners over your teeth. A little practice speaking out loud to get used to the feeling of wearing your aligners will help. Before you know it, your speech will return to normal.
During the first week of Invisalign treatment, you can expect to feel some soreness and general discomfort as you get used to wearing your aligners. It may feel strange to have the aligners in your mouth at first, but, after a day or so, you'll get used to them. The initial soreness/discomfort you feel should gradually decrease as you grow accustomed to having the aligners in your mouth.
During the first few days of your treatment, you may find it a bit challenging to put your aligners in and take them out. But once you get used to putting them in and taking them out at mealtime and when brushing & flossing, it will become second nature to you.
Every time you brush your teeth and floss, take a minute to clean your aligners by brushing them gently with your toothbrush followed by a rinse. After a few days, you will get used to cleaning your aligners to make it just another part of your daily oral care routine.
The team at Wexel Orthodontics is always happy to speak with you! If you have any additional questions about what treatment is like with Invisalign, simply contact us and we'd be more than happy to help! We have three office locations in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Hampton. If you'd like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wexel to find out if you can wear Invisalign, please complete the Appointment Request form. One of our staff members will then contact you to set up your appointment time.
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