Traditional metal braces are a great option for most patients. However, they can be hard to keep clean. Getting between the brackets and wires can be difficult, even with special tools, and debris can build up around the mechanisms. This debris harbors bad bacteria and can cause cavities. If you want an orthodontic option that’s easier to keep clean, our orthodontist in Martinsburg, WV has an option for you: Invisalign!
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that gradually straighten your teeth without anyone noticing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. The benefits of Invisalign include:
- Smooth and comfortable
- Virtually invisible
- Faster than traditional braces
- Easier to clean
- Eat and drink what you want
You need to wear your aligners for 22 hours per day to get the results you want.
While you wear your aligners the majority of the time, you can take them out to eat and drink. During this time, you can brush your teeth and floss normally. Additionally, you will brush and rinse your aligners to get rid of bacteria that may be trapped. This prevents tooth decay and is great for maintaining your dental health.
It’s critical to care for your aligners and brush and floss your teeth several times a day. If you follow your instructions perfectly, you will have your ideal smile at the end of your treatment. We will give you a retainer to ensure your teeth don’t shift out of place following treatment. Make sure to contact our office if you notice any problems with your Invisalign clear aligners.
Learn More About Invisalign From Our Orthodontist in Martinsburg, WV
To get in contact with our friendly team at RS Orthodontics, call us at 304-596-2556 for our Martinsburg office, or 304-725-0126 for our Charles Town office!