Invisalign is one of the most used orthodontic treatment. If you are considering correcting your orthodontic issue with Invisalign or you just began your Invisalign treatment, here are some of the best Invisalign tips to make your Invisalign journey a smooth sail.
For your Invisalign aligners to work as they should, you’ll need to wear the aligners for the required number of hours daily, which is usually a minimum of 20 hours every day. You would still have about four hours every day to do whatever you like. The four hours should be sufficient for you to eat, take any drink other than water, cleaning the aligners and brush your teeth.
You may be able to take out your aligners for special occasions, but endeavour to discuss it with your orthodontist first. If you are unable to have your aligners on for at least 20 hours every day, it may affect your treatment.
This is one of the essential tips for Invisalign. Misplacing your clear aligners is easy, so to prevent this, you need to put the aligners in their case whenever you remove them from your mouth. This also prevents them from getting damaged. Wrapping the clear aligners in a piece of tissue will likely make them get thrown away unknowingly.
After any meal, you need to brush your teeth before re-inserting your Invisalign aligners. Although this is not always easy, it helps you prevent food from getting trapped between your aligners and teeth. Trapped food may lead to staining of the aligners, making them more noticeable, bad breath, and tooth decay.
Always have a toothbrush with you as it comes in handy when you eat out. If you do not have a toothbrush, you may swish your mouth with water or chew sugar-free gum but ensure you brush as soon as you can.
Beverages like cola, coffee, and tea can stain your Invisalign aligners, and the only thing you can take while wearing your aligner is water. Taking sugary drinks with your clear aligners on will cause tooth decay and acid erosion because the drink may seep between your teeth and aligners.
Try to take only water between meals as this also helps you reduce the number of times you take out your aligners daily.
Although you need your aligner to be clean, do not clean them with hot water. Hot water may warp your Invisalign clear aligners as they are plastic, and this makes them lose their shape and become ineffective.
Most toothpaste contains abrasives which can damage the aligners, make them dull and more prominent, so try not to clean your aligner with toothpaste. You can clean your aligners by soaking them in cold water and a mild detergent then brushing them gently.
After you switch out your aligners to a new set, keep the previous set in their case and store safely. You may not need them again, but in the event where you misplace or damage the new set of aligners, you may use the previous set until you get new ones. This helps you preserve your progress and avoid extended treatment time.
To make taking off your aligners easier, start removing it from the back then gently loosen the aligners with your finger and gradually work your way to the front. With this, the aligners will come off quickly, but you can also get an Invisalign accessory that helps you remove the aligners without damaging the aligners.
Wearing your retainers after you complete your Invisalign treatment, ensure that your teeth remain in their right position. It usually takes some time for the bones supporting the teeth to stabilise and get used to the new position, but retainers help the teeth remain in their straight position.
Even after the bones have stabilised which may take up to a year, you still need to wear your retainers to maintain your teeth.
Follow these tips for getting the best Invisalign results and also seek your orthodontist help if anything goes wrong during your treatment. Ensure that you attend all your check-ups during your treatment if you want to achieve perfectly straight teeth.
If you want to get Invisalign treatment, book an Invisalign consultation today at Museum Dental Suites by calling us now on 020 7183 0886.
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