Healthy and perfect smiles are enviable. Who doesn’t envy the snow white and well-aligned teeth that most celebrities have? But what most people forget is that getting such smiles takes a great deal of care and time. It can also be costly (depending on the treatment options one chooses). Invisalign is one of the most popular methods of correcting crooked teeth and achieving a perfect smile.
After spending so much money on Invisalign trays, no one ever wants to think they would get lost, cracked or broken. Why? Well, this means spending more money to get replacements. Though it might not feel like it, when any of the above happens, it is an emergency. As such, you should call your emergency dentist immediately. Postponing replacement might cause regression in the progress you have already made.
As you wait for your emergency dentist in Fort McMurray, below are some steps to take to avoid further damage.
Cracked Invisalign Tray
When removing a broken tray, you will need to be extra cautious. The same goes for when you will be putting it back in your mouth. Unless the Invisalign tray has split into different portions, you can continue using it (at least until you get a replacement tray).
If the crack occurs eight days after getting a new tray, you will need to use the next level of tray for your treatment. If this period has not passed, you might have to use the previous tray. This will help maintain progress. Note that getting a replacement tray takes time. Generally, you might have to wait a week to receive your replacement.
The one thing to bear in mind when handling a broken tray is not to use super glue or any other kind of glue. Yes, even when the glue is excellent for holding the tray material together, it is not recommended. Most glue products are toxic. You do not want to end up in the emergency room if you can avoid it now do you?
Believe it or not, a lot of trays get lost. It happens all the time. If this happens to you, get in touch with your orthodontist. He/she will advise you on whether you need to move to another tray or use the previous tray in the meantime.
With that said, how do you take care of your Invisalign trays and avoid such emergencies?
Remove The Tray Before Meals
Invisalign trays are designed from a strong resin material. But even then, the strength of this material is not sufficient to withstand chewing pressure. A lot of foods need considerable pressure to chew.
Vary Removal Techniques
Every time you remove your tray hold it from different points. Vary the technique you use. Applying pressure to the same positions every time you remove your Invisalign in Fort McMurray opens it up to the possibility of cracking and splitting with time. As mentioned above, the resin used to create Invisalign in Fort McMurray is strong, but not strong enough to withstand a lot of pressure.
As your Invisalign takes care of your teeth, do your best to take care of it as well. They are expensive, and it would be sad if you had to replace them before their time as a result of carelessness.