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Can others tell that I’m wearing Invisalign?

One of the 'clear' advantages of Invisalign Clear Aligners is that they are made of clear plastic, making it unlikely that others will notice you are wearing them at a glance.

Can people tell if I'm wearing Invisalign?

An alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign orthodontic treatment consists of a set of transparent, removable aligners that are worn over the teeth. Invisalign's clear, thin, plastic aligners are worn over your teeth to gradually realign them into the proper position for your smile.

Other people should have a tough time seeing that you are using aligners if you keep them clean and well-maintained.

However, the reality remains that whether or not someone can see your aligners will be determined mostly by their proximity to your mouth.

Someone looking at your mouth from a faraway distance will almost certainly not detect the presence of any dental appliances. However, someone looking at your mouth from a closer distance may be able to tell.

How can I keep my Invisalign Clear Aligners Clean?

A dirty or stained set of Invisalign Clear Aligners are normally much easier to spot when than a clean pair. Thus, it is generally a good idea to try and keep them as clean as possible if you don't want people to know you are wearing them. As a bonus, this also helps keep your breath fresh too. Here are some tips to keep your Invisalign Clear Aligners clean.

When you take your aligners out of your mouth, make sure you rinse them well under running water before putting them back in. Whenever you clean your aligners (which should be done at least once or twice a day), avoid using toothpaste since it will likely damage them. Only clear, anti-bacterial mild soap and warm water should be used on them, and they should be brushed softly. Using Invisalign's specific cleaning crystals once a week can help keep your aligners in good condition. You can soak your aligners in this solution after the crystals have dissolved in the water.

These measures should be followed throughout your orthodontic treatment to make certain that your aligners are kept clean and clear of the bacteria, plaque, and germs that can build on them.

You should not eat while wearing your aligners. One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign is the fact that you may remove them whenever you need to. It is critical that you remove them before eating or drinking to avoid accidentally damaging or staining them. Only water may be consumed while wearing your aligners.

Keep your Invisalign Clear Aligners safe and secure in their case when they are not in your mouth; make this a habit. It will save you time and frustration later. Whatever the reason for taking them out, whether it's for a meal or merely to brush your teeth, they must be returned to their case. It is possible that you will damage your aligners or even lose them if you do not adhere to this rule. Make sure you have your case with you at all times!

Do you think you're a good candidate for Invisalign? Contact our Ottawa dentists for a consultation.

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