If you have a dental emergency or injury, consult with your orthodontist for guidance on whether to continue wearing your aligners.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Use desensitizing toothpaste, avoid acidic foods, practice good oral hygiene, wear a mouthguard if grinding, and consult a dentist for specific treatments.
Mouthwash with hydrogen peroxide is generally not recommended with aligners in place, as it may affect the aligners and the whitening process.
It can stain the teeth and, if consumed frequently, can contribute to tooth decay due to its acidic nature.
Dental implants are known for their durability and can last a lifetime with proper care. In contrast, other options like bridges and dentures may need replacement or adjustments over time.
Using a night guard, managing stress, and modifying lifestyle habits can help reduce or prevent teeth grinding.
Not wearing your aligners as recommended can prolong your treatment and affect the results. Consistency is important for successful Invisalign treatment.