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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?

Invisalign orthodontic treatment, an alternative to traditional metal braces, consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that are worn over the teeth. Clear, thin plastic aligners from Invisalign 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 to thoroughly rinse them under running water before replacing them. Avoid using toothpaste to clean your aligners (which should be done at least once or twice a day). It will likely damage them. They should only be washed with clear, antibacterial mild soap and warm water, and they should be brushed gently. Once a week, use Invisalign's cleaning crystals to keep your aligners in good condition. After the crystals have dissolved in the water, soak your aligners in this solution.

These measures should be followed throughout your orthodontic treatment to ensure 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.

Make it a habit to keep your Invisalign Clear Aligners safe and secure in their case when not in use. It will save you time and frustration in the long run. Whether you're taking them out for a meal or just to brush your teeth, they must be returned to their case. If you do not follow this rule, it is possible that you will damage or lose your aligners. Make sure you always have your case with you!

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

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