Invisalign allows patients to get straighter teeth without visible metal braces. Patients complete a series of aligners, each set moving the teeth slightly closer to their desired final position. This comfortable and convenient treatment option allows patients to complete their treatment while still being able to work, play sports and go out with friends. Follow these aftercare tips if you are undergoing this orthodontic treatment.
With Invisalign, you can take them out for eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth. However, it’s best to keep them in as much as possible. The more often you wear your aligners, the sooner you’ll see results.
Practice putting them back in after you eat and before bed. That way, you’ll only have to think about this process once per day.
While wearing the aligners, it’s crucial to avoid eating or drinking anything other than water. The aligners are removable and should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. This means that patients should not drink any liquids when eating or drinking anything other than water.
Drinking anything other than water while wearing the aligners can stain their aligners. This can make wearing the aligners uncomfortable and make it more difficult to brush and floss your teeth.
Patients should also refrain from eating hard or crunchy foods, like chips, while they’re wearing the aligners. These foods can dislodge the aligners and make it difficult for you to continue wearing them.
Flossing is crucial, but so is brushing your teeth after each meal. Brushing helps remove food particles and plaque from your teeth and should be done at least three times a day.
Brushing and flossing help remove the bacteria and food particles that can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. These issues can lead to more dental work in the future, so it’s important to take care of your teeth.
Wearing your aligners for the recommended number of hours is important, but so is attending regular checkups and cleanings. Your dentist will check to make sure you’re following all the guidelines of your Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign aligners should be stored in their container or in the case when not in use.
When you are not wearing your aligners, place the case and your aligners in a cool, dry place. Invisalign aligners are made of plastic and can easily be warped or damaged by heat or moisture.
Make sure you keep your case clean by rinsing it out with hot water every day.
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