When you are going through a transition of any kind, it’s important to understand what to expect, so you can have the smoothest transition possible. The same is true with straightening your teeth with Invisalign®. That is why our team is here to help you understand how to live with Invisalign so you can get the most out of your treatment.
One thing to remember is that during the process with Invisalign, oral hygiene must be your top priority. If you don’t properly brush and floss often, plaque and food particles can get caught in your Invisalign aligner, which can cause bad breath and cavities. To prevent this, brush and floss your teeth after each meal and snack. Your teeth will stay cleaner, your breath will stay fresher, and you will have healthier gums and whiter teeth.
Another thing to keep in mind is the recommended wear time is at least 22 hours a day. This may be easier said than done. Keep the aligner in your mouth unless you’re eating or brushing your teeth. This will help you achieve results faster and more accurately.
Remember that everyone has a different smile transformation. Some people’s teeth and jaws move slower than others. However, no matter how long or short the process is for you, be open to the idea that you may have to wear more aligners than you thought.
If you have any questions about Invisalign, call our office today. Let us help you receive a smile you can truly be proud of this festive season.