What To Know About Removing Invisalign Aligning Trays

Many people decide to use Invisalign to correct their teeth because the trays are removable. You are not stuck with something permanently attached to your teeth, which allows you to remove them when necessary. Here are some things to know about removing the invisible aligning trays.

How Long To Wear Trays Each Day

Just because you can remove Invisalign trays does not mean that you should do it all the time. In fact, it is recommended to leave Invisalign trays inserted for between 20-22 hours every single day. This gives you enough time to take care of things during the day that the trays would otherwise get in the way when trying to do.

When To Remove Trays 

While braces are stuck to your teeth from the moment they are put on, Invisalign gives you that flexibility to remove them. However, you should just take the trays out because they are annoying you. Try to remove the trays only for valid reasons so that your teeth have the most amount of contact time to adjust.

Many people remove their trays if they are speaking in public. While the trays are means to be invisible, they may be a desire to not deal with them while making a speech in front of a group of people. Others like to remove the trays when playing sports so that they can use a professional mouthguard to protect their teeth.

Invisalign trays can also be removed when eating, so you do not have to deal with foot getting stuck to the trays or getting caught in odd places. You can also remove the trays for brushing your teeth at the end of the day so that you can get between the teeth with dental floss. 

How To Insert And Remove Trays

There is a technique for inserting and removing Invisalign trays. When removing the trays, try to start near the rear of your mouth and lift them up from the inner edge. This helps release the tray from your teeth so that you can pull the rest of it out. Just make sure to use gentle motions that do not force the tray off of your teeth.

Reinserting the trays should start on the opposite end. Align the trays to your front teeth before working it on towards the rear of your mouth. Never try to bite down the trays to force them in place, since you can break them when doing so.

For more information, contact an Invisalign dentist in your area.