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What to Expect with Invisalign Braces

2. You’ll Brush Your Teeth a Dozen Times a Day

One of the main reasons Invisalign is so popular is because it’s invisible and can be worn without anyone really noticing. What’s not to like about that? Again, there’s a catch. You can’t eat or drink with them in. If you’re someone who dreads brushing their teeth or doesn’t have the kind of job where they can be running off to the bathroom to brush their teeth throughout the day, then this might pose a bit of a problem. Most people can make it work, but it’s good to know ahead of time that you’ll likely be brushing your teeth about 6 times a day, depending on how much you eat and drink throughout the day.

The clear aligners have to removed because they can get stained. Also there’s a risk of plaque and food particles getting in the way of the teeth moving which can also lead to cavities and bad breath. While you might be tempted not to, it’s best to brush your teeth after any and every snack or drink.

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