What is Invisalign and how does it work?
Dr. Heather F. Fleschler describes Invisalign as a way to realign the smile without traditional braces, and instead with the use of clear aligner trays. Patients are advised to wear the aligner trays for at least 20 hours a day, removing them to eat, drink, brush, or floss. An entire series is made for the patient based off digital impressions of their current smile and the movement needed to achieve the desired final results. Once patients reach the end of their series, they have achieve their new smile with ease!
How do I care for my trays?
The Invisalign trays are easy to keep clean and care for, especially since they are removable. This also makes it easier for patients to brush and floss their teeth as they normally would, staying on top of a healthy smile. Below are a few tips and recommendations for maintaining clean aligners:
- Remove aligner trays prior to eating or drinking
- Clean the trays each time you remove them
- Store the aligner trays in a case when not wearing them
- Floss and brush your teeth as normal with the aligner tray removed
- Soak your trays when not in use is a good way to disinfect them with proper cleaning solutions
Ready for your first set of Invisalign aligners?
Call the office of Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign and find out if you are a proper candidate. Her office is located at 5252 Westchester Street, Suite #200 and accepts new patients who call (713) 660-6500 to request appointments. She is pleased to provide Invisalign along with many other dental services in her state-of-the-art facility.