Invisalign can be a great way to straighten your smile without using metal wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. Invisalign gently moves teeth with a series of custom-made aligners made from clear plastic, so they are much less noticeable than braces. If you are already in the midst of your Invisalign treatment or if it is something you are just considering, there are some ways to make your journey more successful. Making sure that your treatment is efficient is a great way to ensure that your smile gets straighter and healthier.
Don’t Forget To Wear Your Aligners
One of the most appealing facts about Invisalign treatment is that the aligners are removable at your discretion. However, Invisalign is at its most effective when you wear the aligners for at least 22 hours each day. Forgetting to wear your aligners can lead to an extended treatment time because each set of aligners needs a chance to do its job. By setting some sort of reminder system for yourself, like an alarm on your phone or watch, you can help yourself to remember to put them back each time you take them out.
Keep Your Teeth and Aligners Clean
Good oral hygiene is always important for the health of your smile; it is especially important during Invisalign treatment. Cleaning your smile after each time you eat or drink becomes very important during your treatment. Leftover food and drink particles can become trapped beneath your aligners leaving them in a prime position to lead to tooth decay. You can create yourself a travel kit to help you keep your smile and your aligners clean by packing a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and a case for your aligner in a bag or container that you will remember to take with you. Using warm water can help you keep aligners clean, which in turn, helps you keep your smile clean.
Invisalign may be an option to straighten your smile.
Dr. Cabal can work with you succeed with 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.