If you are thinking of choosing Invisalign® to straighten your teeth, there are a few things you should ask your doctor prior to receiving treatment. Although knowing what they cost, how to use them and how to clean them is all important, ask the following questions to get a better idea of how the treatment might impact your life in other important ways.
1. What Will Happen With My Social Life?
If you are younger, one of your greatest concerns may be how Invisalign could impact your social life. Some patients report experiencing a slight lisp in the first few days of treatment, and potentially the first day or two after starting a new tray. Additionally, they are extremely discreet, and many patients report no or very few instances where people noticed that they were wearing an orthodontic aligner.
2. How Will My Eating Be Affected?
Invisalign is not to be worn while eating or drinking anything but water, so it is essential that you be prepared for the limitations this will set on your eating and drinking habits, and as a result, your social life. Patients should avoid colored drinks, and should always brush and floss before using the trays again. This could actually help deter unhealthy snacking, and make your eating habits more deliberate.
3. What Do They Feel Like?
Like any orthodontic appliance, these clear braces take a little getting used to. Some patients describe it as if they have peanut butter stuck on their teeth. Others only notice the pressure from the trays. As time goes by, you will begin to notice them less and less.
Speak With Our Doctor Today
At Belle Meade Family Dentistry, we are happy to answer all of your questions regarding any type of treatment. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to learn more about Invisalign in Nashville, TN.