Dr. Lu is pleased to answer the many dental related questions of her patients, and this section provides questions and answers for many frequently asked questions regarding the clear wireless braces of Invisalign.
Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect your speech, and you may have a slight lisp for a while. However, you will get used to the aligners and the impediment should go away.
Most people experience tooth soreness for a few days after starting each new stage. This is normal. It is a sign that the aligners are working.
Invisalign only works while you are wearing the aligners. We recommend you wear your aligners full-time, day and night, except to eat, brush and floss your teeth.
In general, no. Unlike traditional orthodontics, you can eat and drink anything you desire, because you remove your aligners.
We recommend you brush your aligners every time you brush your teeth. So at least 2-3 times per day. Soaking them in a denture cleaner while you eat is another good idea, this will leave them clean and fresh.