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Caring For Your Teeth While Wearing Invisalign

August 29, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — drleblanc @ 11:02 am

invisalign in spring, txBraces are the latest fashion craze — in Cambodia, at least. A lot of teens there are getting fake braces, a coveted accessory throughout Southeast Asia. We’d love it if traditional braces became the new fad here in Spring, but it doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon. Fortunately, Dr. LeBlanc offers the discreet alternative, Invisalign in Spring, TX. It uses clear, removable trays to improve the alignment of teeth in less time than traditional braces. Wondering how to keep up your teeth and gums healthy with clear braces? It’s not so difficult at all.

Invisalign: You Just May Forget You’re Wearing Braces

Invisalign is the subtle orthodontic solution busy adults and older teens are rejoicing about. It uses a series of custom aligners to place pressure on different areas of your bite. You wear each tray for two weeks before advancing to the next in the system, gradually progressing through the treatment on your way to a new, improved smile.

Unlike traditional braces, which place significant barriers to regular brushing and flossing, Invisalign makes continued dental hygiene as easy as it was before you wore braces. Metal brackets and wires require lots of maneuvering as well as the use of special flossers for proper cleaning. What complicated techniques do you need to learn to brush and floss with Invisalign? Zero. You simply remove the trays before cleaning, and continue smiling as healthily as ever. With Invisalign, you may almost forget you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.  

A Day in the Life With Invisalign

You wear your Invisalign trays for 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat and clean your teeth. Brush your trays every morning to start each day out with fresh breath and clean teeth. Discreetly slip the aligners out before meals and snacks, brushing your teeth and the aligners before reinsertion. After a few weeks wearing the Invisalign trays, most patients are used to the routine — something that may not ever happen with traditional braces.

And speaking of meals, what can you eat with clear braces? People who wear traditional braces must modify their diets to protect the special hardware. With Invisalign, however, you can continue to eat all your favorite foods. From biting into fresh apples to enjoying a bucket of popcorn at the movies, there are really no limitations with the Invisalign treatment.

Aside from an easier daily experience with Invisalign, the treatment also requires fewer visits to the dentist — so you spend less time worrying about your braces, and more time enjoying your straighter teeth. Just visit the dentist every six weeks as recommended. Dr. LeBlanc will check to make sure you are progressing as you should throughout the treatment.

More Questions? Let’s Talk About Invisalign

If you’ve got remaining doubts about your Invisalign treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr. LeBlanc’s office. Most patients are good candidates for Invisalign — and that means you probably are, too. Contact your cosmetic dentist in Spring, TX today!  

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8678 Louetta Road, Suite A, Spring, TX 77379 USA
Kelly M. LeBlanc, D.D.S Spring, TX cosmetic and preventive dentistry (281) 376-3959 (281) 257-1070