Invisalign helps give you a straighter smile without needing to wear those clunky brackets and wires in your mouth like with traditional braces. Invisalign can be worn by just about anyone looking for a straighter smile. To make the Invisalign process go smoothly for you there are things you can do to help you. Read on for tips to help you go through your Invisalign process to make it a success.
Wear Your Aligners As Required
Be sure to wear your aligners as instructed. Usually aligners are worn for 22 hours per day. This means you're going to be sleeping in your aligners and only removing them when brushing your teeth or eating or drinking (anything other than water). When it's time to change aligners, change to the new pair, but don't keep the aligners out of your mouth for too long.
Brush Your Teeth Before Putting In Aligners
When you take out your aligners you're doing so usually to eat or drink. Be sure to brush your teeth before you put the aligners in so you don't have all of the plaque trapped in the aligners. Brush your teeth as you normally would, but be sure to also floss to remove anything caught in between the teeth and also use a mouthwash to ensure you are removing as much plaque as possible.
Clean Your Aligners
Your aligners can accumulate with plaque as well, so be sure to clean these as well. Cleaning your aligners will prevent bad breath and prevent stains on your teeth. Clean the aligners as instructed by your dentist. When your aligners are out of your mouth be sure to keep them in their case to prevent losing them, damage to the aligners or bacteria or other germs from getting onto them.
Change Your Aligners As Instructed
You have a treatment schedule with your aligners, so when it's time to change to a new aligner you need to change it no matter if you are feeling pain in your mouth from your shifting teeth. Change the aligners and stay on your schedule or you'll end up lengthening the time of your treatment. You're just adding extra time in the aligners and possibly adding up extra costs as well.
Follow the instructions from your dentist when wearing your Invisalign braces to get the straight smile you've always wanted using invisible aligners rather than those clunky old braces with brackets and wires.