What Should I Expect when Living with Invisalign?

February 27, 2020

woman holding a clear aligner for Invisalign in Carrollton

Are you ready to invest in a healthy, straight smile? You can get the results you want using a nearly invisible option with Invisalign in Carrollton. Since there aren’t any brackets or wires used to move your teeth, you’ll enjoy a restriction-free and comfortable treatment; however, there will be a few changes to your lifestyle. Here’s what you can expect while on your journey to a straight smile.


Does Invisalign Effect What I Eat and Drink?

It’s no secret you’ll have to miss eating some of your favorite foods when wearing metal braces, but you don’t need to worry about limiting your diet with Invisalign. The clear aligners are removable, so you can still eat and drink anything you like, but only have water while wearing them. Be sure to keep your aligners in a safe, clean location when they aren’t in your mouth.

Will Invisalign Change How I Talk?

It can take a couple of days to get used to wearing your aligners. As a result, your speech might sound a bit slurred for a few days; however, in no time at all, you’ll adjust to wearing them. You’ll speak clearly and without any worry.

How Can I Keep My Aligners Clean?

Invisalign is perfect for people who don’t want a lengthy oral hygiene routine because there aren’t any brackets or wires to clean around. Besides brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally do, you’ll need to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your aligners daily. It’s also best to rinse them with water before placing them back into your mouth, such as after taking them out to eat a snack.

Will Invisalign Give Me Bad Breath?

If you don’t maintain your oral hygiene or clean your aligners properly, it can lead to bacteria growth. Over time, your aligners may develop an odor. They can also lose their translucent appearance. Thankfully, you can prevent bad breath and maintain your aligners by committing to your oral hygiene routine.

Can I Still Play an Instrument with Invisalign?

You’ll need to take your aligners out if you play a woodwind or brass instrument, but you’ll still need to commit to wearing them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours per day.

Will I Still be Able to Kiss?

Your aligners won’t cause any discomfort while you kiss. Best of all, your partner will hardly notice they are there because they are virtually invisible. You can feel confident while you’re kissing because the aligners are smooth and custom-made for a comfortable fit.

Invest in a Straight Smile

Your cosmetic dentist in Carrollton can help you achieve the straight smile you’ve always wanted. Take the first step toward improved confidence by scheduling your consultation for Invisalign.

About Dr. Marc Dandois

For over 30 years, Dr. Marc Dandois has provided comprehensive dental care to allow his patients to achieve their best smile possible. He’s completed extensive training in orthodontics, including Invisalign. If you’re ready for a straight smile without brackets and wires, contact our office today to schedule your Invisalign consultation.