Enamel is a very hard substance, harder even than bone. Because of that, your teeth can withstand the enormous forces you exert while you chew your food. However, one of enamel's main weaknesses is its brittleness. Like glass then, enamel can crack or chip. Unfortunately, because your teeth contain nerves, even an innocuous-looking chip can cause severe dental problems.
However, that doesn't mean that all chips are equal. But it does mean that you should treat a chipped tooth eventually.
Invisalign braces apply pressure to your teeth to shift them into a better alignment. Occasionally, these aligners can break or crack. Read on to find out what to do if you break an Invisalign aligner.
1. Be Careful With Cracks
If an aligner has a small crack, it is usually still safe to wear. You will need to take extra care not to twist, bend or apply too much pressure to the aligner, as the crack makes it weak and vulnerable to breaking into two pieces.
Many British people report that they are not happy with the appearance of their teeth. Although the old Hollywood stereotype of British people with wonky and discoloured teeth has some basis in historical reality, most people receive good dental treatment in the country these days. As such, their teeth are no better and no worse than elsewhere in the western world. That said, a lot of people in the country would like whiter teeth.