November 16th, 2017
The thought of removable braces might be slightly confusing, especially if you understand how traditional braces work.
With traditional braces (also known as fixed orthodontic appliances), your orthodontist will attach a bracket to each individual tooth and use archwires to gradually straighten your malocclusion.
A loose archwire or bracket means a trip to your orthodontist’s office for a repair job.
In other words, removing traditional braces is anything but desirable.
That’s why—if you’ve heard how Invisalign’s aligners can pop out of your mouth—you may have several questions…
Will removing Invisalign make my teeth become crooked?
When should I take my aligners out?
How do I remove Invisalign?
In this article, we’ll answer these key questions, to help you better understand Invisalign and the revolutionary treatment it provides.
That’s a great question. After all, the last thing you want is to accidentally undo months of treatment.
The short answer is: yes, you can.
However, you don’t want to keep your aligners out for too long.
There are a number of situations where you’ll want to take out your clear aligners…and one of those times is when you’re advancing in treatment.
Invisalign corrects your malocclusion over a series of aligners.
When it’s time to wear your next set, you’ll take your old aligners out and insert your new set. It’s the equivalent of an orthodontic adjustment—minus much of the inconvenience.
However, that’s not the only time you’ll want to remove your aligners.
Pop out your clear braces to…
Compared to traditional braces, you’ll find Invisalign helps you keep life as normal as possible during orthodontic treatment.
To begin with, make sure your hands are clean before popping out Invisalign. You’ll want to wash your hands before touching your aligners or your mouth.
To remove your aligners, the practice Ollie & Darsh recommends you start at the back of your mouth, removing Invisalign from your molars first. They also note you might benefit from using a paper towel to improve your grip.
Also, be sure to place your removable braces in a clean spot while you’re eating a meal or cleaning your teeth.
In addition to the convenience Invisalign provides, you’ll also enjoy how your aligners discretely conceal your orthodontic treatment. As you correct your malocclusion, you can…
Choose removable braces to straighten your smile, and book your free Smile Evaluation to discover more about Invisalign.
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