Aligner chewies can help seat aligners properly, but if your aligners consistently don’t fit, consult with your orthodontist for adjustments.
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.
It’s a disorder where breathing stops and starts during sleep. Oral devices or surgeries might be recommended for some forms of sleep apnea.
It depends on individual health needs. For some, every 6 months is recommended, while others might only need them every few years.
Using a straw for hot beverages is generally acceptable, but ensure the aligners are not exposed to extreme heat.
You can often continue Invisalign treatment with a dental implant or implant-supported restoration, but consult with your orthodontist for personalized guidance.
If you have a dental emergency or injury, consult with your orthodontist for guidance on whether to continue wearing your aligners.
Yes, porcelain veneers can be used to close minor gaps between teeth, creating a more even and harmonious smile.