Enjoying Your Favourite Hobbies During Alignment Treatment
From playing musical instruments and contact sports to meeting friends for a catch-up, here’s how Invisalign may affect your usual leisure routine.
Invisalign braces have revolutionised the process of dental alignment for both children and adults alike. As a discreet solution for improving a person’s smile whilst boosting self-confidence, Invisalign has become a sought-after treatment for anyone looking for a pain-free way to fix their grin.
There aren’t really any downsides to this innovative type of technology, but there are some rules to follow! Your Invisalign braces should be cleaned twice a day and checked for the build-up of calcium. They should also be removed every time that you wish to eat a meal or snack, along with certain beverages.
You might be wondering how your Invisalign braces might fit into your existing schedule of leisure activities. Here’s how to work your alignment treatment around some of your favourite hobbies.
If you play a brass or wind instrument, then naturally you may have some questions about whether you’ll be able to keep your aligners in and still create the same quality of sound. Some people will find that there may be initial difficulties as you get used to both having the aligners in your mouth and using your teeth to grip the mouthpiece in the same way you usually do. However, most will find that with a little practice, they’re able to carry on playing as usual. It’s important though that neither your aligners, nor your instrument should be damaged by the process, so if you’re finding this too difficult, it would be reasonable for you to remove your aligners to play.
An Invisalign Essex
professional stresses that you do need to wear your aligners for approximately 20 to 22 hours a day for the treatment to be effective. So, if you play an instrument for several hours a day, it might be worth training your lips and mouth to play with the aligners in place.
Contact sports can pose a risk to the integrity of your aligners as games such as hockey, rugby, football or boxing all have the potential of dental trauma to the mouth. It’s also possible that in running around, you could damage or lose the aligners completely. The best way to mitigate this risk is to invest in a mouth guard which you can wear when participating in these activities.
Playing non-contact sports should have zero impact on your Invisalign treatment, so any sports or exercise such as golf
, running, yoga, dance or swimming would all be healthy options to enjoy throughout your treatment plan.
One of the main benefits of the Invisalign technology is that it is incredibly discreet. Few people will be aware that you’re wearing transparent aligners unless you happen to mention your treatment to them. This means that in terms of socialising, you can carry on as normal, safe in the knowledge that your smile will be improving each and every time you meet someone for a catch-up!
Now that you know that your leisure and social life can continue as normal as you take steps to improve your smile, it’s time to invest in Invisalign!