Whether you have just started your treatment with Invisalign, you are in the middle of your journey, or you are still considering whether to do it, there are some very important things to remember to get the most out of your Invisilign treatment. With the invisible aligners, the success of the treatment lies in your hands. If you are investing your time and money into a treatment, you want to make sure that you come out of it at the end with a straighter, more beautiful smile, right? We have made a list of the four top tips to help you get the most out of your Invisalign journey.
#1 Clean Your Teeth; Clean Your Aligners
Good oral hygiene is essential to keeping your smile healthy, whether you wear Invisalign aligners or not. It is especially important to keep your teeth clean during treatment because leftover food and drink particles can be left behind when you put your aligners back in. Drinks such as tea or coffee can have compounding staining effects when the aligner is pressing the leftovers against the teeth. It is a good idea to brush, floss, and rinse after each snack or meal before putting your aligner back in. When you brush and floss your teeth, you can also clean your aligner. Warm water and a clean, soft toothbrush is usually enough to get it clean. Do not use scalding hot water or toothpaste. Keeping an oral hygiene pack with a case for your aligner, floss, toothpaste, and a toothbrush is a good way to stay prepared when you are away from home.
#2 Remember to Wear The Aligner
Invisalign is only effective when you wear the aligners. You should be wearing them for at least 22 hours a day. You should only remove the aligner to eat, drink, and for brushing and flossing. Set a reminder for yourself, if you find yourself often forgetting to put it back into your mouth.
#3 Practice Speaking
Speaking while wearing aligners can be tricky at first. Practice while you are home, so you feel confident when you need to speak to others.
#4 Visit Your Dentist
Your treatment will be monitored during your visits, and you will also get your next set of aligners. It is important that you are vigilant about keeping your scheduled appointments.
The success of Invisalign is in your hands
Invisalign can be a great way to straighten your smile. To schedule a consultation, call Grinnell Street Dental at (307) 672-7567. Located in Sheridan, WY, we also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.