Invisalign braces must be worn during the overnight hours to procure proper teeth positioning. Sleeping with a foreign device in your mouth may seem awkward at first, but before you know it, it will become perfectly natural, and you will drift off to sleep as easily as you did before you started your teeth straightening regime.
For the first few nights, as your device settles perfectly into place, your mouth may remain slightly open while sleeping, and you may notice an increase in nighttime salivating/ drooling.To help alleviate this, Dr. Nikaeen recommends to sleep facing upward, with head elevated. It is also a good idea to keep a glass of water by your bedside to combat any dry mouth you might experience as a result of your mouth being slightly ajar.
The increased nighttime drooling and initial discomfort are minor inconveniences in the grand scheme of things, and the amazing smile you achieve with Invisalign will make it all worthwhile in the end. In addition to allowing for optimal straightening, wearing your Invisalign braces at night will also provide a barrier between teeth, protecting them from destructive nightly grinding. This protective feature adds an additional benefit over metal braces.
Consdering Invisalign? Schedule an appointment with 5-star Yelp rated, Los Angeles orthodontist Dr. Nikaeen, for an effortless transformation of your smile.