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Can others tell that I’m wearing Invisalign?

At Village Orthodontics - Mississauga Square One, we believe one of the 'clear' benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners is that they are made of transparent 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, which is 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.

If you keep your aligners clean and well-maintained, no one should be able to tell you're wearing them.

However, the reality is that whether or not your aligners are visible will be determined primarily by their proximity to your mouth.

Anyone looking at your mouth from afar will almost certainly miss the presence of any dental appliances. Someone looking at your mouth from a closer distance, on the other hand, might be able to tell.

How can I keep my Invisalign Clear Aligners Clean?

When compared to a clean pair, a dirty or stained set of Invisalign Clear Aligners is usually much easier to spot. As a result, if you don't want people to know you're wearing them, try to keep them as clean as possible. As a bonus, this helps to keep your breath fresh. Here are some cleaning tips for your Invisalign Clear Aligners.

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 most likely damage them. They should only be washed with clear, anti-bacterial 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 precautions should be taken throughout your orthodontic treatment to keep your aligners clean and free of bacteria, plaque, and germs that can accumulate on them.

It is not advisable to eat while wearing your aligners. One of the most appealing aspects of Invisalign is the ability to remove them whenever necessary. To avoid accidentally damaging or staining them, you must remove them before eating or drinking. While wearing your aligners, you may only drink water.

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. Whatever the reason for taking them out, whether for a meal or simply brushing your teeth, they must be returned to their case. If you do not follow this rule, you may 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 Village Orthodontics - Mississauga Square One team for a consultation. Or find a Village Orthodontics location near you.

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