Do You Wear Invisalign When Sleeping? | Dr. Alex Midtown NYC Cosmetic Dentist

Do You Wear Invisalign When Sleeping?

Invisalign perfectly fits your smile and feels comfortable to wear. So, wearing Invisalign when sleeping has not posed a serious problem to over eight million people.

Wearing Invisalign

In theory, you should ideally wear your retainers each night over the remainder of your life. Ideally, you would strive to preserve that perfect smile that you and your orthodontist struggled for at length. Following the initial year or longer, putting retainers on several nights weekly for a few years would be better than not wearing the retainers at all. If you are finally instructed to wear the retainers all day long for your teeth to remain neatly aligned, you could then call your dentist quickly to have your teeth and retainers fixed appropriately so as to not push your teeth any further. This means that your retainers ideally need fewer modifications upon completing your treatments.

How Long Do You Have To Wear Invisalign?

The months following your treatment regime remain a period in which tissues and bones do not firmly clamp your teeth in place. But, to clarify, the risks of your teeth shifting out of place remain greater, hence you must keep retainers on as frequently as possible- preferably throughout the day, excluding mealtimes, to maintain your radiant smiles.

Upon the first month of lapsing, there remain certain risks of lapsing in standards. The relapse period could reach just over one year or longer.

The Stages Of Wearing Invisalign

In some situations, your orthodontist might place a long-term retainer at the back of your teeth. Patients who attach these may put on retainers daily, as they brush and dine. A dentist may take out these retainer forms, and upon these being removed, patients get the removable retainers to wear overnight. Many patients are provided with retainer sets which get taken off for brushing or dining. Dentists see the top outcomes when their clients put on retainers following this schedule:

 The initial 3-6 Months: Over this period, retainers must be put on for 22 hours daily or longer. They can only be taken off by brushing, flossing, or for meals. The dentist then continues monitoring your improvement before approving exclusive nighttime wear.

 The initial two years: Following initial retainer wearing, you may start to wear your retainers only during sleeping time.

After the third year to the remainder of living, you may wear your retainers just on occasion. Lapsing from night to night remains no real fuss. A practical habit is just to strive to wear them for alternating nights.

Time Needed To Keep Invisalign On

How long do you have to wear a retainer? A practical habit to ideally maintain is that you might require your retainer for just a short time interval length above the time you kept your braces on. Hence, if you put your braces on over two years, expect to keep your retainers only for slightly beyond two years, while you could ease off from full days to just nights or merely several nights per week.

With Invisalign, you’ll wear a series of aligners, not just one set. Every week, you’ll get a new set designed to move your teeth slightly more as you progress. Since the progress is gradual, it’s more comfortable. Combined with the latest technologies, your teeth can move faster as you go to the aligners’ next set. After treatment with braces or Invisalign, you’ll wear a retainer for a period to ensure your beautiful smile is for life.

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