Things to know before your child’s visit
Clear aligners, often known as invisible aligners, are orthodontic procedure that straightens up crooked or misaligned teeth. With Invisalign and Sure Smile, you don’t even have to wait long to notice these changes in your smile. This is because your aligners are clear enough for you to observe how your teeth improve in appearance throughout the process. Clear aligners are nearly undetectable, detachable alternatives to braces that are built for comfort and flexibility. Additionally, depending on the severity of the tooth misalignment, each patient’s aligner trays are custom-made (malocclusion) which means anyone can use them.
You’ll probably experience some discomfort during the first few days because the aligners are designed to start actively shifting your teeth. The majority of people find that the stiffness subsides after the first week. You may also notice that you talk with a small lisp but that will improve after a few days.
When wearing clear aligners for the first time, most people have difficulty pronouncing particular phrases. During the adjustment stage, it’s typical to have a lisp. The best approach to get around this concern would be to slow down when speaking. You won’t need to do this for too long as after a few days, your speech should return to normal.
Patients should also avoid eating while wearing clear aligners. Chewing food may damage, crack or strain your clear aligners so be sure to remove it first before eating or drinking.