Custom plastic aligners are made, and a fresh set of aligners is sent every two weeks to replace the old ones. Unlike traditional braces, your transparent aligners won't irritate your cheeks, and you may take them out to eat and brush your teeth. It's also crucial to keep in mind that each new pair of aligners you get is made to suit where your teeth should be after those two weeks, making the initial days of each less comfortable. You can tell the treatment is working when each new aligner fits well.
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Following aligners treatment, what should be done?There is always a chance that your teeth will eventually shift back to their original positions, as with most orthodontic treatments, if no retainers are done. Ask your dentist if you should wear a retainer as part of your procedure, and follow their instructions exactly to stabilize your new, flawless smile.
How much time per day should I wear the aligner and when should I see my dentist during?For aligners to have the optimal result, they should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. With the exception of meals and brushing your teeth, you must wear your aligners continuously throughout the day and the night. You might need to spend a few days getting used to speaking with the new aligners, just like conventional braces. Additionally, as part of your therapy, you'll often need to see your dentist every six weeks or so. This enables our dentists to keep track of your development, and do any necessary modifications. Every two weeks, you'll be moving to the next aligner which you can simply do on your own. There are no food restrictions generally since aligners are removed when eating, and most people won't even notice that you're wearing them.