Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment that can help straighten teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. While it is generally considered safe, there are some potential health risks associated with wearing Invisalign aligners for an extended period of time. In this article, we'll explore the potential health risks of Invisalign and how to avoid them.If you wear Invisalign for more than a year, it can cause long-term damage to your teeth, such as chipping or gum recession. However, regular visits to the dentist can help prevent any damage from occurring.
Aligners that are worn for a long period of time can also lead to gum health problems such as periodontitis and gingivitis. A study conducted with aligners reported that they can weaken the roots of the teeth, leading to slow resorption of the dental roots over time. When first wearing Invisalign retainers, some patients may experience discomfort and difficulty speaking. This is because the retainer is pressing against the lips and tongue.
With time, however, patients will become accustomed to the presence of the retainer and be able to speak without any inhibitions. In addition to difficulty speaking, some patients may accidentally bite their cheeks or cut their tongues with the retainer as they adjust to its presence in their mouth. It may take a while for the patient to get used to the position of their new teeth in order to avoid accidental biting. If a patient does bite their tongue or cheek, it is important to rinse their mouth and use an antibacterial mouthwash to prevent infections or other irritations.Some adverse clinical events have reported that the polyurethane and isocyanate components that make up Invisalign retainers can cause allergic reactions.
These reactions can range from mild irritation of the gums and mouth to more serious effects such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat or lips, blisters, or anaphylactic reactions. If you experience any discomfort or irritation associated with an allergic reaction, it is important to talk to your orthodontist immediately.Invisalign retainers are generally considered safe and there are no known problems related to pregnancy, toxicity, or hormonal issues. Keeping your teeth clean can be more difficult when they're misaligned and you can't easily reach some teeth with a toothbrush or dental floss. Food particles left in the mouth quickly break down into bacteria that attack both tooth enamel and gum tissue.
Gum disease can almost always be treated when caught early but if left untreated it can lead to tooth extraction and other major dental problems, as well as health complications for the entire body such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.Before deciding if you're a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, it's important to read all of the possible consequences of this treatment. It is also important to maintain a regular eating schedule with balanced meals while undergoing Invisalign treatment. Each manufacturer has its own patented mix of plastics and raw materials used in their transparent orthodontic appliances so it is not guaranteed in all areas but Invisalign reports that its raw materials do not contain “latex”, parabens, phthalates, glutaraldehyde, epoxy or bisphenol A (BPA).The Invisalign diet was created because many patients lost weight after starting their Invisalign treatment. This diet evolved spontaneously because many patients chose to eat less frequently in order to avoid brushing their teeth and cleaning their aligners more than necessary.In order to get the best results from your Invisalign treatment, it is important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day and leave two hours per day for eating.
Some patients may experience gum irritation and bleeding in the early stages of treatment as their mouth adjusts to the presence of the retainer. It is also important to note that leaving your aligners behind during pregnancy is unnecessary and could be harmful if you have gingivitis problems.Invisalign retainers are an effective way of correcting misaligned or crooked teeth with a discreet and almost invisible treatment. They help those who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth or using braces. However, it is important to be aware of all potential health risks associated with wearing Invisalign aligners for an extended period of time.