All About Invisalign: Chewies, Vivera, Treatment & Care

invisalign chewies

What Are

Invisalign Chewies?

Invisalign chewies are a handy tool for improving your aligners' fit. They're made of soft, non-edible material. Simply chew them for 5-10 minutes daily to get the best results with your aligners. These chewies come in small rolls, and you can reuse them multiple times before disposal.

Using Invisalign chewies is easy. Just chew them daily for 5-10 minutes to enhance your aligners' fit. These chewies are made of soft, non-edible material and can be reused several times. When you're done, dispose of them.

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vivera retainers

What You Need to Know

About Vivera Retainers

Vivera™ retainers are essential for maintaining a beautiful smile after your Invisalign treatment. They resemble Invisalign trays but serve a different purpose. These retainers are designed to prevent your teeth from shifting back out of alignment.

Initially, your doctor will advise you to wear these aligners full-time for a few months. In the future, it will be necessary to wear them solely during nighttime hours, with a frequency of just a few times per week.

The benefits of Vivera retainers include their durability, thanks to the patented SmartTrack material. This ensures long-lasting teeth straightening results. Each aligner tray is custom-made to fit your smile perfectly, protecting the progress you've made.

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How Long Does Invisalign Take to Work

How Long Does

Invisalign Treatment Take?

Invisalign treatment duration varies, typically ranging from 6 to 36 months. The length depends on your specific dental condition.

An orthodontist will examine your teeth thoroughly. They use x-rays and 3D imaging to decide your treatment plan. This plan is tailored to your needs and how long it will take to move your teeth.

In some cases, especially with severe misalignment or multiple dental issues, both braces and Invisalign aligners might be necessary. This combination ensures the best results. It is important to wear Invisalign aligners for about 22 hours a day for effective tooth movement. This "Invisalign Treatment Duration Guide" helps in understanding how long it will take to adjust your teeth.

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what can i eat with invisalign

What Can I Eat with

Invisalign Aligners?

One great benefit of Invisalign treatment is you can eat anything you want! The removable aligners mean there are no food restrictions during your treatment, unlike permanent braces, which require you to avoid any hard and/or sticky foods.

You do have to remove your aligners to eat or drink anything but water, however: eating or drinking with your aligners in can damage and stain the aligners, as well as trap food inside the aligners and between your teeth.

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How to Clean Your Invisalign Aligners

How to Clean

Invisalign Aligners?

To keep your Invisalign aligners in top condition, follow these simple steps. Remove your aligners before meals and when drinking anything except water. This helps protect your teeth and gums.

After eating, brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush. Then, clean your aligners with warm water and gentle dish soap or soak them in mouthwash. Using Invisalign cleaning crystals is also a good option. Regular cleaning of your aligners is essential for your dental care.

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Invisalign Cleaning Crystals

What Are

Invisalign Cleaning Crystals?

Invisalign cleaning crystals are designed for cleaning Invisalign aligners. Dissolve them in water and soak your aligners to remove bacteria. Regular use keeps aligners clean and fresh. This is essential for a healthy mouth and successful orthodontic treatment.

These crystals are an alternative to traditionally braces. They help maintain sets of aligners. This ensures your treatment progresses smoothly.

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smiling girl holding invisalign aligners

Does Invisalign

Treatment Hurt?

Invisalign treatment is usually painless. The aligners are made from a soft, flexible material called SmartTrack. They fit comfortably because of their scalloped edges. The SmartForce attachments use a safe dental adhesive that doesn't hurt when applied or removed.

You might feel slight discomfort in the first couple of days with new aligners. This is normal, and your teeth will adapt quickly. If an aligner's edge irritates your gum, you can trim it carefully with nail clippers or cuticle scissors.

tips for painless Invisalign treatment, use ice cubes to soothe any mild pain.

Always ensure the aligners are in the correct position for the best fit. Remember, Invisalign is an alternative to ceramic braces, offering a clear, comfortable way to straighten your teeth.

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