What to Know About Invisalign® – Featuring Dr. Perlman
Are you looking to make a change to your smile and straighten your teeth? At NYC Smile Spa, we have a popular orthodontic solution designed to allow adults and teenagers to straighten their teeth without the bulkiness of traditional metal braces. Invisalign® uses amazing technology to move your teeth discreetly, offering many benefits to patients.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® uses clear aligner trays to slowly transition the teeth into their desired placement. This method has become extremely popular due to the ability to receive orthodontic care without any major disruptions to your appearance or everyday life. Invisalign® trays are removable allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods with no restrictions. Many patients see a reduction in treatment time compared to traditional braces.
Hygiene Tips While Using Invisalign®
When starting Invisalign® treatment, certain patients are concerned about the effect of the aligner trays on their oral hygiene. While the needed care is nothing compared to that of metal braces, it is important to note that some care is required. Bad breath can be a sign that you have been wearing the aligners for an extended period of time and becomes more noticeable when your oral hygiene is lacking.
Dr. Perlman recently contributed to a WebMD.com article expressing the importance of properly cleaning your aligner trays and maintaining proper oral hygiene. He states, “Another recommendation is to brush your teeth, or if you don’t have time for that, swish with a non-alcoholic mouth rinse prior to putting the clear aligners back in your mouth.” Brushing and flossing your teeth after each meal is recommended to ensure that any remaining food and bacteria is removed and doesn’t stay in the trays. The aligners themselves should also be cleaned daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
If you are interested in reading the article featuring Dr. Perlman please click here: https://www.webmd.com/connect-to-care/teeth-straightening/tips-for-keeping-invisible-aligners-clean
If you are located in the Manhattan area and are interested in learning more about Invisalign® and how clear aligners can transform your smile, we would love to meet with you in our NYC Smile Spa office.
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