Erosion is no different from tooth decay and gum irritation when it comes to treatment with Invisalign. Because teeth are covered by plastic aligners almost 24 hours a day, there is a lack of oxygenation and saliva to support the dental structure. If, then, acidic ingredients are deposited on teeth that are covered, there is a greater risk that the enamel will weaken over time. Aligners that are used for a long period of time can seriously affect gum health and cause problems such as periodontitis and gingivitis.A study conducted with aligners reported that aligners can cause tooth roots to weaken, which can lead to slow resorption of dental roots for some time.
In some patients, aligners can also increase the risk of TMJ problems. The thickness of the aligner plastic slightly changes the way the teeth come together. This does not affect the joints in most cases, but in those at risk of TMJ dysfunction, even the thin plastic in the aligners may be enough to impact the joint.These liquids can easily penetrate through the aligners and remain on their surface for a longer period, which can cause discoloration of the aligners and even the teeth. If you notice that any of these symptoms seem to worsen when the aligners are in your teeth, stop using them.
Since the late 1990s, Invisalign has used a series of simple aligners to gradually move a patient's teeth until they are properly aligned. Aligners are attached to the tooth surface through tooth-colored accessories that are placed on the surface of the teeth; however, dental aligners are susceptible to discoloration once they come into contact with liquids.Invisalign clear aligners are designed to exert gentle force on the teeth to slowly but surely move them to their proper positions. These clear aligners are placed over the teeth and gradually move them to the correct positions in the mouth. The increase in demand for dental aesthetics has led to the evolution of dental appliances, such as transparent aligners.
Clear aligners should be replaced at regular intervals; however, this is done at the dentist's discretion.In recent years, clear aligners have gained importance due to their aesthetic appeal, comfort and practicality. The main mechanism through which clear aligners work is similar to dental appliances, in which the teeth move slowly over a period of time.However, it is important to note that invisible aligners can cause damage to your teeth if not used properly. The lack of oxygenation and saliva caused by wearing them for long periods of time can weaken enamel and cause gum problems such as periodontitis and gingivitis. Additionally, they can cause tooth roots to weaken and increase your risk of TMJ problems.
Furthermore, liquids can penetrate through them and remain on their surface for a longer period, leading to discoloration of both your aligners and your teeth.If you're considering using invisible aligners as part of your orthodontic treatment plan, it's important to discuss any potential risks with your dentist first. They will be able to advise you on how best to use them safely and effectively.