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How Will Invisible Braces Impact My Lifestyle? – Part 2

In the previous article, we explained how invisible braces won’t disrupt your look, stop you from eating what you like and from doing what you love to do. But we didn’t say that the treatment doesn’t have any demands at all. Here are some aspects of your life that will be affected by wearing invisible braces:

1. You’ll develop better eating habits

While we mentioned there’s no restrictions on eating your favourite food no matter how sticky or crunchy they are, ideally you still need to wear your invisible braces for 22 hours per day. Plus, you must remove it before eating, brush afterwards and put it back on. 

Hence when you feel the urge to reach for candy bars or junk food to snack on between meals, you’ll be more likely to think twice and eventually change your mind about it when you remember that you’re wearing invisible braces. In the end, you will fit your meals and snack breaks into the two-hour window to optimise your treatment effectiveness. Gradually, you will ditch the unnecessary calories and feel peckish less often.

2. You’ll clean your teeth more often

Invisible braces treatment means you’ll be carrying a toothbrush everywhere you go. This is to prevent tooth decay and prevent discolouration of your invisible braces. Foods may contain sugars and or acids, and if invisible braces are placed back on the teeth immediately after eating it is possible that harmful compounds may be trapped against the tooth surfaces by the braces.

While saliva keeps the bacteria under control naturally, invisible braces block any saliva that would normally rinse teeth, so it’s highly important to brush teeth thoroughly every time you take your invisible braces out to eat or drink.

3. You’ll drink more water

Just like with metal braces, you can drink whatever you want with invisible braces but only when you’re not wearing them. It’s extremely important to take your invisible braces out to drink anything aside from plain water. Drinking coffee, tea or juice will cause the plastic to stain – this defeats the purpose of having virtually invisible treatment! So in the end you’ll stick to drinking only water outside of mealtimes. 

Drinking water will wash away some of the sugar, acid and plaque. It also stimulates saliva, which is important for neutralising plaque acids and keeping teeth healthy. Having a dry mouth can cause discomfort in wearing invisible braces, so you would want to increase your water intake!

4. You’ll develop a ‘14-day cycle’

You will be looking at calendars more often and counting the days until your next braces switch, which is every 14 days. When you start wearing each new set of invisible braces, you may feel a little extra pressure or discomfort for the first few days. This is totally normal as the pressure is needed to gradually move your teeth to desired positions. Setting an automated reminder for your braces switch would be very helpful.

5. You’ll have an addition to your bedtime routine

Don’t fret, this might sound more tedious than it actually is. Every night before you hit the sack, in addition to brushing your teeth you will also need to clean your invisible braces. Just brush them gently with your toothbrush, and rinse them to keep them fresh and clean. Pop it back into your mouth and you can call it a night!

Despite these changes, become invisible braces do not come in the way of your routine and instead blend in with your lifestyle requirements. Another plus point is that you won’t have to return to a becomeStudio™ just to preview your result simulation or to collect your invisible braces every two weeks. If you take good care of your teeth, you only need to visit the dentist once during your become Journey

If you are still wondering about how become invisible braces treatment works, you can contact us via social media or email us at hello@become.com.ph.

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How Invisible Braces Steer You Towards a Healthier Lifestyle

Wearing invisible braces sounds like it brings a lot of restrictions for many months, but getting your smile fixed has never been easier with become. On top of that, invisible braces can make a positive change to your lifestyle, making you choose healthier habits and decisions. Here’s how invisible braces will lead you to a healthy lifestyle:

1. Healthier consumption with drinking and smoking

For those who consume alcohol on a regular basis may have to reduce how much you drink every day to avoid exposing your teeth and gums to sugar that may be left behind in the trays. Smoking is highly discouraged as it can ruin the transparency of your invisible braces, taking away the quality that you purchased them for.

2. Better oral hygiene routine

By wearing invisible braces you will build a routine habit of taking them off before eating and cleaning them regularly. The best time-effective way to maintain a good oral hygiene routine is to brush immediately after every meal. By having this routine, your teeth and invisible braces will always be clean and this will help to improve your oral health and teeth straightening experience.

3. Healthier food and beverage lifestyle

become invisible braces are made of durable, breakthrough thermoplastic but can be affected by colouring of drinks. This will push you to drink more water compared to tea, soda, and juice. Those beverages run the risk of staining the invisible braces and traps sugar under them which causes cavities. 

Bonus: Wearing invisible braces can help you snack less and lose weight, due to the entire process of taking off the trays, rinsing them, washing them and putting them back on just to eat a cookie. 

4. Better sleep and no headaches

When the upper and lower jaw do not fit together correctly, it leads to teeth grinding as you sleep. This will cause a disruption in your sleep and brings tension to your neck and jaw muscles. This tension and teeth grinding causes tiredness and sore muscles in the jaw which have an impact on the neck and head, causing you to have a headache when you wake up. Once you have your smile transformed, you will be smiling and sleeping better too.

5. Improved self-esteem

If your teeth are crooked, smiling may be the last thing you want to do to feel confident. When you look your best, it is that much easier to feel confident no matter the situation you are in; going on a blind date, presenting your slides at work. With invisible braces, you can straighten your teeth discreetly so you don’t have to attract any unwanted attention. Over time, you will be able to show off your new smile and feel confident doing so.

Teeth straightening has never been this affordable and accessible, which is what become is striving for. Find out why become is for you here, and book your free scan here. Check out the rest of our blog for other great reads.