Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I A Good Candidate For Invisalign?
As long as you have a healthy mouth and minor-to-moderate orthodontic problems, you’re likely a good candidate for Invisalign in San Antonio. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, we recommend scheduling an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Austin.
Invisalign also is not meant to treat very severe orthodontic problems. If you have very crooked teeth or major bite issues, traditional orthodontic solutions like braces may be a better choice.
Does Invisalign Hurt?
You may feel some mild discomfort with Invisalign. Similarly to braces, when you switch to a new set of aligners, your teeth may feel a bit tender. However, this goes away within a day or two, and the pain is very minor.
Invisalign is also a lot more comfortable than braces. It doesn’t cause as much discomfort, and there are also no spiky or sharp metal components that may irritate your mouth.
How Do I Care For My Aligners?
Brush them once a day with antibacterial, unscented soap. You should also soak your aligners in denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals once per day.
You should avoid eating while wearing your aligners, since this can stain or damage them. Also, rinse your aligners whenever you take them out of your mouth to eat. This helps prevent the buildup of bacteria-filled plaque, which causes discoloration and foul smells.