Two of the most appealing benefits of Invisalign® treatment are that the aligners are removable and that they are discreet. These qualities are appealing because they allow you to continue living your best life during treatment. The clear acrylic aligners can and should be removed from your smile when you eat, drink, brush, floss, etc. For the most effective course of treatment, it is recommended that you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Having the ability to able to remove your clear aligner whenever you want comes with the responsibility of remembering to put it back in as soon as possible. We have some tips and advice to keep up with your normal happy life during your Invisalign® treatment.
Have a Plan For Leaving Home
When you head out of your home, it is important to have a plan regarding your aligner storage. A plan ensures that you won’t get stuck needing to take your aligner out of your mouth with nowhere to put it. Keeping a storage container with you can help you keep the aligners safe. Just remember not to leave the storage container out where someone could mistake it for trash. Along with a storage container, you can build a kit with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, so that you can make sure your mouth is clean before putting your aligners back in.
Remember Your Routine
Maintaining a routine is the most helpful way to remember to put your clear aligner back into your mouth. Maybe you chant to yourself, “phone, wallet, keys” when you leave your house? Having a reminder mantra can be helpful when you take out your aligner when you are at home. Designate a safe spot when the aligners are not in your mouth, so you never lose them or leave them vulnerable to accidental damage. Keep them in a spot you will remember to put them back in.
Invisalign® treatment can help improve your health and life.
Dr. Cabal can provide more tips on efficient Invisalign® treatment. To schedule your consultation call our office today at (817) 236-7846. Located in Ft. Worth, TX, our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.