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Should Invisalign Braces Be Worn When Sleeping?

Invisalign Braces

Invisalign braces are invisible aligners designed to make slight adjustments to the teeth. They are common in cosmetic dentistry Barrie since no one can notice when you are wearing them. In addition, they are custom made giving them a unified fit. Another huge benefit of invisalign braces is that you can remove them anytime you want.


Invisalign works by applying pressure on the teeth, causing the bone holding the teeth to move in the right direction. The dentist Barrie will supply you with a series of aligners. The aligners will gradually cause the teeth to shift from their current position.


Invisalign Braces At Night Is Important

To get the best results, you should wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day. Wearing them for a long duration also reduces the duration of treatment. Therefore, you will have to wear them even at night to meet the recommended number of hours.


When you remove the braces at night, there will be no constant pressure required for the braces to work quickly and effectively. Also, once you remove them you may interfere with the progress you have made. If you go without them for a few nights, you may feel some discomfort when you wear them again. This is an indication that teeth are moving away from the alignment. The teeth may revert to the original position, forcing you to start the treatment all over again. This will cost you more money and more visits to the oral healthcare provider. You know it is time to adjust your invisalign if the discomfort does not go away after a few days.

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Should Invisalign Braces Be Worn When Sleeping?

When should you remove them?

When eating or drinking: Certain dietary practices can discolor your braces thus causing them to become visible. The chances of tooth decay are also higher when you eat sugary foods with braces on. Thus, you should consider removing them when you eat or brush your teeth immediately after meals and snacks.


If you put your braces back with food residue in your mouth, then they may become stained. Barrie dentist recommends that you brush your teeth after meals, before putting your braces back on.


When brushing and flossing your teeth: You can remove invisalign braces when brushing and flossing. This allows you to maintain good oral hygiene and fresh breath.


Caring For Your Invisalign Braces

Aesthetic dentistry Barrie recommends that you ensure your braces are clean before placing them in your mouth. Ensure that you follow the cleaning system recommended by the manufacturer and your dentist to avoid infections and maintain the aligners in good condition for long. Avoid washing them with hot water as this may cause them to be damaged.


If your braces are broken or damaged, you should contact your oral healthcare provider immediately. The damaged invisalign braces will not be able to offer the pressure needed to align the teeth. They will have to be replaced. Do so immediately before the teeth shift back to the original position.

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J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
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Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
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Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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