By Newmarket Dentistry
October 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   orthodontics   braces  

When you wear traditional metal braces, you may be forced into some lifestyle changes. One major change is the way that you eat and invisalignwhat you can safely eat without disturbing the brackets and wires on your teeth. This is one reason why many patients in Newmarket, ON., opt for Invisalign invisible braces instead. Find out how you can get a straighter smile without giving up your favorite foods with an Invisalign treatment at Newmarket Dentistry.

The Downside of Traditional Braces
When you have metal braces you can pretty much say goodbye to biting into hard foods, like apples, pears, corn on the cob, taffies and other sticky treats. These foods could cause the brackets to loosen or the wires to come out, which would affect your course of treatment. With traditional braces, you'll have to get use to changing the way you eat for two to three years in some cases.

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods with Invisalign 
Invisalign is an orthodontic system offered by Newmarket Dentistry that moves your teeth with a series of plastic aligner trays. Because the trays are removable, you can take them off to enjoy your favorite foods at any time during the day. When you're finished eating, just remember to put the tray back on as soon as possible. It's also important to note that the Invisalign treatment period is usually much shorter than traditional braces (about six months to a year). 

Invisalign Tips from Newmarket, ON.
Though you're free to enjoy your favorite foods with Invisalign, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind to ensure a successful treatment:

  • Brush and floss after meals before putting your tray back on.
  • Aim to wear your aligner trays at least 20-22 hours per day to ensure the best results.
  • Do not wrap your tray in a tissue while eating because it could be accidentally thrown away. Keep it in a secure case.

Schedule an Invisalign Appointment in Newmarket
If you're worried that getting braces means you're going to have to give up your favorite foods, talk to your dentist about Invisalign treatment. Call Newmarket Dentistry at (905) 830-1010 today for an appointment in Newmarket, ON.