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Invisalign is a method of straightening crooked teeth without visible braces.

Invisalign Side Effects

The trays can cause mild irritation of the lips, tongue and cheeks. You may experience slight aches when you switch to a new set of aligners.

Who shouldn't use it: Extreme misalignments of the teeth can't be fixed with Invisalign. If you're unsure whether you fall into the slightly crooked or very crooked category, you can ask a dentist to determine this for you.

Drawbacks: Invisalign trays need to be worn consistently. Skip a set of trays, and you could go back to square one.

You may also need a few days to adjust to each new Invisalign tray, as your mouth gets used to the aligners. During this transition period, you may have difficulty speaking.

Recovery Time For Invisalign

The beauty of Invisalign is that the trays work covertly. You can wear your Invisalign trays in public every day without anyone being the wiser.

After care for Invisalign: Smoking while wearing Invisalign could cause the clear plastic to become discolored. Chewing gum will stick to the aligners and cause a mess.

The aligners should be brushed and rinsed with lukewarm water (don't use toothpaste or mouthwash!) daily to clean them. Brush your teeth before reinserting the aligners to avoid encasing remnants of your meal inside the clear trays.

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