If you are currently using Invisalign to treat your smile or if you are just considering it, there are ways to help make your treatment as successful as possible. Invisalign is a great way to straighten your smile, but with some mindful practices, you make the experience more effective. These practical and useful tips may help to make sure that your journey with Invisalign is a great one. Keeping your aligners and teeth clean, wearing your aligners, and keeping your scheduled appointments can all help with the effectiveness.
Keep Your Aligners Clean
It is a good idea to also clean your aligner when you brush and floss your teeth. Warm water with a clean, soft toothbrush is typically enough. Avoid using scalding hot water. If you need more than water, a gentle soap is a better choice than toothpaste for cleaning your aligner.
Keep Your Teeth Clean
Good oral hygiene is especially important during Invisalign treatment because leftover food and drink particles can become trapped beneath your aligners. Trapped food and drink can lead to stains, gum disease, or tooth decay. Try to keep a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a case for your aligner handy for cleaning your teeth after a meal or snack.
Wear Your Aligners
Invisalign is effective when you wear the aligners at least 22 hours a day. Not wearing them can lead to an extended treatment time. You should only remove your aligners to eat, drink, or for your oral hygiene routine. Doing your best to remember to put them back in can lead to more efficient and effective treatment.
Keep Your Appointments
When designing your Invisalign treatment, You and your doctor will make a plan and schedule to fit your goals. Scheduled appointments ensure that your treatment can be monitored. so that you can get your next step in the treatment.
Ask us more about Invisalign and smile needs!
Dr. Carmona can determine if you qualify for 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.