Posted on June 29, 2023
Invisalign braces are designed to apply pressure, which helps to shift or move your teeth. This also helps to improve crooked teeth or close gaps between gapped teeth. If you or your child are going to start wearing Invisalign trays, you may be wondering how they can impact your daily routine. Read on to learn more about three ways Invisalign can alter your day-to-day life.
Adjusting to the Trays
One of the ways Invisalign can impact your life is the way you feel as you’re adjusting to the trays. When you first start wearing Invisalign, you have to get used to wearing the trays. Initially, this can affect your teeth and you may feel a bit awkward wearing them. But, in no time at all, you’ll adjust. Additionally, as your teeth shift, you change trays. Some people report pressure and a bit of discomfort when wearing a new set of trays, but that’s entirely normal for any orthodontic treatment.
Improving Your Self-Esteem
One of the biggest ways that Invisalign can impact your daily life is by improving your self-esteem. According to Doc Player, 47% of teens who use Invisalign braces had a boost in their self-esteem during the treatment process, while only 22% of teens with metal braces did. While your teeth may not be perfectly straight until treatment is completed, you can still see progress, which can improve the way you feel about your teeth and your overall appearance.
Altering Your Dental Hygiene Routine
The final way that Invisalign can impact your daily routine is by forcing you to make changes to your dental hygiene routine. You have to remove the trays when you eat or drink anything, aside from water. It’s recommended that you brush your teeth after eating or drinking, before you place your trays back on your teeth. Additionally, it’s suggested that you brush your Invisalign trays daily to remove bacteria, germs, and build-up.
One of the major benefits associated with Invisalign braces is that they don’t have as much of an impact on your daily routine when compared to traditional metal braces, or newer ceramic braces. However, they still do have a small impact on your daily life. If you’re looking to straighten your teeth and get a more perfect smile, Invisalign may be right for you. Contact our orthodontic office today to schedule a consultation.