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Follow the Rules for Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

Follow the Rules for Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

Posted by:  Admin
29th June, 2021

One of the most sorts after benefits of Invisalign aligners is its flexibility. Invisalign allows patients to remove their aligners for special events, eat, clean the aligners, floss and brush their teeth.  Although Invisalign aligner trays' removability is an advantage that makes it an attractive treatment, especially to young adults, wearing the aligners for the recommended time is essential to have a successful treatment.

When you leave your aligners for an extended period, it will affect your treatment's progress because the less time you wear your aligners, the longer your treatment time.  

Invisalign best practices

The following are some of the best practices for Invisalign patients;

  • Drink only water while wearing your aligners
  • Remove your aligners before drinking or eating
  • Replace your Invisalign aligner trays every two weeks or as directed by your orthodontist
  • Clean your aligners daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and cleaning solution
  • Rinse your aligners before putting them in your mouth
  • Wear your aligners for about 20 – 22 hours daily – this is the most important rule for Invisalign wearers and can make a difference in your treatment.

Adhere to your Invisalign treatment plan

Your orthodontist will lay out your Invisalign treatment plan at the start of your treatment. Most times, the orthodontist will give the patient all aligners at once with instructions on when to replace each set of aligners.

Sometimes, it takes longer to move the teeth, so the general two-week wear time for the aligner set may vary. It's essential to visit the orthodontist for all your check-ups, usually every two weeks, because it helps keep your treatment on track. During these visits, your orthodontist can tell whether you've been wearing the aligners or not. Your orthodontist can also tell if you did not wear a tray long enough, so you can wear the tray again to move your teeth. This is possible because each set of the aligner is designed to make certain teeth movement.

Your orthodontist will design your aligners to move your teeth into alignment gradually, and each set has a particular movement it should make. If you don't wear a set of aligner enough, the others may not fit properly.

A few hours of not wearing the Invisalign aligner trays can significantly impact your treatment, making you lose your progress. Although leaving out your aligners for a major event may not negatively affect your treatment, it may allow you forget to wear the Invisalign aligners or abandon them. For some people, seeing the progress their teeth have made can make them stop wearing the aligners as they should ­– don't let this be your case!  

Maintain your smile after Invisalign treatment

Even after wearing all the aligners designed to straighten your teeth, your Invisalign treatment is not complete. You still need to maintain your teeth in their current position, so you have to wear retainers. Your dentist will instruct you on how often you should wear the retainers to prevent the teeth from gradually shifting to their previous positions. You may have to wear the retainers all day at first and subsequently, only at night.


Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is an easy-to-wear and effective orthodontic treatment. Invisalign requires fewer visits to the orthodontist for check-ups and causes less irritation. However, you need to be committed to your Invisalign treatment to achieve your desired result.

If you are interested in starting an Invisalign treatment to correct your orthodontic issues such as overbite, underbite or misaligned teeth, call 020 7183 0886 to book a consultation with a certified Invisalign provider at Museum Dental Suites.








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