If you are currently using Invisalign to treat your smile, there are ways to help make your treatment as successful as possible. If you are still just considering treatment with Invisalign, it may still be worth knowing about the tips that can help make the treatment more effective. Invisalign can be a great way to straighten your smile, but being mindful with your treatment can make it more effecient. These four tips may help to make sure that your journey with Invisalign treatment is as effective as possible.
#1: Use Reminders To Wear Your Aligners
Invisalign is most effective when you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day. The less often that you wear them, the less effectively they can do their job. Forgetting to wear your aligners can lead to an extended treatment time. Some sort of reminder, like an alarm on your phone, can help you remember to put them back in after you have taken them out.
#2: Clean Your Aligners
A good time to clean your aligner is when you brush and floss your teeth. Warm water with a clean, soft toothbrush is typically enough to get the job done. Avoid using scalding hot water, as it can damage the aligner. Remember that gentle soap is a better choice than toothpaste for cleaning your aligner.
#3: Oral Hygiene Importance
Good oral hygiene is always important, but it is especially important during Invisalign treatment because decay-causing leftover food and drink particles can become trapped beneath your aligners. Stay prepared by carrying a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a case for your aligner for cleaning your teeth after a meal or snack.
#4 Keep Your Appointments
When designing your Invisalign treatment, you and your doctor will create a plan and schedule to fit your smile goals. Scheduled appointments ensure that your treatment can be monitored and stay on track.
Do you have questions about Invisalign treatment?
Dr. Carmona can work with you to reach your smile goals with Invisalign. We serve adults, teens, and children from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities. To schedule a consultation, call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846.