New to wearing Invisalign braces? 5 tips for the first few weeks from Buttercup 7 Day Dental
By Hannah Kemp 09th Sep 2020
One of the many advantages of undertaking orthodontic treatments in recent years is the discretion and ease of use that accompany many aligners and braces.
And, if you are deemed suitable for treatment with an invisible aligner, it can seem that you have hit the metaphorical jackpot, as these braces offer superior discretion, comfort and allow you to carry on your day to day activities without drawing unwanted attention.
Similarly, invisible aligners are now more adept at treating a wider range of orthodontic issues.
So, even if you feel that your misalignment is too severe for treatment with a more aesthetically pleasing aligner, you may discover to your delight that you are wrong!
When you come to Buttercup 7 Day Dental our team will be able to offer you one of our many invisible braces and aligners, including Invisalign in Glasgow. As the most well-known invisible aligner, it offers you superior control over the movement of your teeth, while also being easy enough to use without the help of an orthodontist! Brilliant!
But, like almost every brace or aligner, for those first few weeks of wear you will need some help with adjusting. Here, our team provides the top 5 tips for helping you manage Invisalign in Glasgow.
Keep it in!
While we are aware that one of the main advantages of Invisalign in Glasgow is that it is removable, for those first few weeks of wear, you may want to keep the brace in for as long as possible.
This will allow you to become more used to it being in your mouth and will allow your speech patterns to adjust faster. Once you feel that your speech sounds the same with the brace both in and out, you can take it out when you need to.
Protect your tongue
It goes without saying that while this brace is made from smooth plastic, it is going to cause rubbing against your tongue.
While this may not sound too bad, it can be a bit sore for some patients and our team at Buttercup 7 Day Dental will be more than happy to provide you with some specialist waxes, to smooth down those rougher edges and keep your tongue happy!
Buy a small toothbrush
Out and about, you will be removing this brace to eat.
But, before you put it back in, you will need to make sure that any bacteria or plaque has been removed, to avoid decay. So, invest in a travel-sized toothbrush and make sure you always carry it with you.
Keep the trays handy
When the brace is not in your mouth, make sure you keep it in the specialist trays which are provided. This will protect it against damage, loss and of course, needing a thorough clean to remove debris.
Treat any discomfort
While this brace is more comfortable than traditional ones, you may still experience some initial minor discomfort. So, make sure you always have over the counter pain relief to minimise any potential tenderness.