Get The Most Out Of Your Invisalign
At Clear Convenience by Bubon Orthodontics our experienced orthodontists and staff know what a healthy and beautiful smile means! With 15 convenient locations, we make it easy to transform your smile. We are proud to offer low cost Invisalign treatment without sacrificing the quality and state-of-the-art technology.
For the most successful Invisalign treatment, our team has compiled a list of 10 tips and tricks for your Invisalign journey.
The First 48 Rule
During the first 48 hours of your Invisalign treatment, be sure to wear your aligners as much as possible! During these first two days, you should only be taking out your aligners to eat and brush your teeth. The initial stage of Invisalign is crucial for accurate treatment throughout your smile journey.
Change Your Aligners On Time
When it’s time to change your aligners, then it’s time! If the trays need a little more time to work, let them work! Don’t worry, patience is key with Invisalign. Rushing ahead thinking your treatment will accelerate if you move onto your next tray isn’t always true.
22 Hours A Day Keeps Crooked Teeth Away
Remember, Invisalign only works if you wear your aligners for a majority of your day. For fast, accurate results, you need to wear your trays for at least 22 hours a day. No ifs, ands, or butts!
Speaking With Invisalign Trays
Don’t worry, when first putting in your trays you may notice that you speak with a slight lisp. It’s totally normal! The more you wear your aligners and practice speaking in them, the faster you’ll get back to talking normally.
Getting Past The Strange Sensations
Getting used to your aligners is a process and it’ll take a few days. While it can be slightly uncomfortable in the beginning, aligners are not painful and will become less noticeable as time goes on. By sticking with the 22 hours a day rule, you’ll get used to the trays in no time.
Keeping Your Mouth Extra Clean
The convenience of being able to take out Invisalign may be one of the reasons you choose it for your treatment. It’s beneficial to be able to adequately brush and floss daily to keep unwanted bacteria at bay. Thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal will help maintain great oral hygiene.
Utilizing Invisalign Attachments
Attachments can be part of your treatment to help better hold your aligners in place, or help to specifically move a difficult tooth. The attachments can help shorten your treatment time and make your journey smoother.
Properly Caring For Your Aligners
Along with cleaning your teeth it’s important to clean your aligners too. Dry saliva and plaque on your aligners creates a breeding ground for bad bacteria. Soak your aligners in denture cleaner to keep them clear and sanitized.
Drinking Lots Of Water
Don’t forget to hydrate! Your mouth has a forgein object in it causing you to produce extra saliva which quickly can make you become dehydrated.
Using Your Invisalign Aligners Post Treatment
Your journey is over but your relationship is just beginning! After treatment, some patients decide not to wear their aligners at all which can cause a loss in their progress. Don’t worry, you won’t have to wear them 22 hours a day, we’ll provide you with post-care instructions to ensure your investment lasts!