Dental problems are common during orthodontic treatment with traditional braces. This is because their design and permanence make it difficult to clean the teeth. You cannot brush underneath the brackets, which are bonded to the teeth, and the wires can block floss from important areas. Therefore, cavities and similar dental problems often arise for patients wearing braces. One of the reasons why patients and our cosmetic dentist in West Hollywood love Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, which makes cleaning the teeth much easier.
It is important that patients take just as much care when cleaning their teeth during the Invisalign process as they did before they started, if not more so. This includes cleaning the aligners. It is possible to have dental problems during your Invisalign treatment. Your aligners do not protect your teeth against harmful bacteria and plaque. Be sure to brush at least twice a day, and floss at least once.
If you develop a cavity during your orthodontic process, it will be restored as normal. Any restorations to your teeth, such as crowns or fillings, may affect how your aligners fit. It is normal to have some soreness or discomfort in the area for a few days following.
When your treatment is over, you want to be able to enjoy a healthy smile as well as a straight one. Be sure to attend regular check-up appointments with our Invisalign provider in West Hollywood in order to maintain your dental health.