Have you just started your journey with Invisalign? Perhaps you are a more seasoned veteran in the middle of your Invisalign treatment. Maybe you are a person who is just interested in getting Invisalign aligners, but have not yet gone through with the decision. Whatever stage you are at with Invisalign, there some key things to remember to make sure that your treatment is as successful as possible. We have compiled a list of the 5 most practical and useful tips that can help to make sure that your treatment is effective at getting you that dream smile.
#1 Hygiene On The Go
Good oral hygiene is essential to keeping your smile healthy. It is especially important during treatment because leftover food and drink particles can be trapped beneath your aligners. Stain-causing drinks such as tea or coffee can have compounding effects when the aligner is pressing the substance against the teeth. Keeping a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a case for your aligner can be helpful for a quick clean after a meal or snack.
#2 Clean Your Aligners
When you brush and floss your teeth, it is a good idea to also clean your aligner. Warm water and a clean, soft toothbrush is usually enough. Do not use scalding hot water. A gentle soap is a better choice than toothpaste for a cleaning solution for the aligners.
#3 Wear Them
Invisalign is only effective when you wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day. You should only be removing them to eat, drink, and for your oral hygiene routine. Set an alarm on your phone to make sure that you don’t forget to put them back into your mouth.
#4 Practice Talking
Talking with the aligners can become easy, but the learning curve may be steep. Practice makes perfect, and can help ensure that you are able to speak clearly.
#5 Routine Checkups
You and your doctor will make a plan and schedule to fit your goals. It is important to keep your scheduled appointments, so that your treatment can be monitored and so that you can get your next step in the treatment.
These steps with Invisialign can get you that dream smile!
Always feel free to ask questions about your Invisalign or any other treatment. 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.