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a woman smiling while holding Invisalign braces from our Wolverhampton dental practice

24th October 2022

Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat: Everything You Can Do With Invisalign

Our Wolverhampton dentists are huge advocates for Invisalign braces. Why? Because as well as Invisalign being a leading orthodontic treatment that’s helped millions of patients around the world, it’s also one of the most flexible options for teeth straightening. Here’s everything you can do with Invisalign and why you should give these fantastic braces a chance.

Clear braces explained

Before we get into the details, our Wolverhampton dentists go over what Invisalign braces are and how they work. Made of a clear acrylic material that’s strong and durable, Invisalign uses aligners to move your teeth into position step-by-step, over some time. Each small adjustment needed is matched to an aligner, so you’ll have to cycle through the sets during your treatment. At the end? You’ll have Invisalign’s very own Vivera retainers to keep your teeth in their new positions.

Eating with Invisalign

People with braces can find it difficult to adjust to wearing them, let alone eating with them. But with these clear braces, you can take out your braces at any time. This means you can eat as normal, without having the aligners in your mouth. Be warned that eating while wearing your Invisalign braces could cause damage or staining to them, or could hurt your mouth.

Graphic instructing how to care for Invisalign aligners in Wolverhampton

Sleeping with Invisalign

Most dentists, like our team in Wolverhampton, recommend wearing your clear braces for 20-22 hours per day. This means you’ll have to wear them overnight while you sleep. However, Invisalign is known for being extremely comfortable as no wires or brackets are needed, unlike fixed braces – and once you’re used to wearing them, you’ll probably barely notice you have your braces in.

Working with Invisalign

Because they are clear braces, Invisalign makes for extremely discreet treatment. This means you can wear them out and about, on a date, to school and even at work without other people even knowing you have them in. If you’re shy about your smile or nervous about treatment, this is a huge bonus

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Taking your first step

If you’ve read through this blog and feel that clear braces treatment might be suitable for you, then do talk to our Wolverhampton dental practice. Our expert team can guide you through every element of the process, from cleaning and caring for your Invisalign to taking it out and putting it in. In other words, we’ll help you better understand your clear braces and make a decision that’s right for you. Book today for a no-obligation consultation, and we’ll handle the rest!

*Results may vary and are different for each individual. As such, Claregate Dental cannot guarantee specific results.