Posted on January 6, 2022
According to experts, Invisalign treatment has a satisfaction rate of over 96%. But if you want to have successful Invisalign treatment, it’s also essential to do your part to protect the investment you have made. Here are the top tips and tricks you should keep in mind during treatment.
This is one of the most crucial tips for successful Invisalign treatment and it can never be mentioned too often. That’s because it’s easy for food to get trapped between your teeth and aligners, which creates a breeding ground for bacteria. Over time, this significantly increases your risk of tooth decay. Fortunately, your aligners are easy to remove, which allows you to brush and floss as frequently as you need to. You should also rinse your mouth thoroughly after having a beverage to keep it free of sugars.
Once you have your aligners, you should always take the time to learn how to clean them properly. Your orthodontist may recommend a specific cleaner for aligners, but for a cost-effective option, a soft-bristled toothbrush will do just fine. The best time to clean your aligners is when you take them off to brush your teeth. Gently clean them with a soft toothbrush before rinsing them with cold water. If you feel your aligners are due for deep cleaning, you can always soak them with a hydrogen peroxide solution for a few minutes before rinsing.
As mentioned, your aligners are removable. Typically, you’ll need to take them out when eating and drinking or when brushing and flossing your teeth. For these moments, you need to always have your Invisalign case on hand to store your aligners. Otherwise, placing them on any other surface – no matter how safe it seems – puts them at risk of damage. The great thing about these aligners is that they are clear and blend well with your appearance, so it’s best to keep them that way. If your aligners get scratched or visibly damaged, they won’t be as aesthetically pleasing, so always keep them in their case.
Your teeth alignment treatment is sure to be successful if you wear your aligners for the amount of time recommended by your orthodontist. Generally, you should wear them for at least 20 hours each day. For the best results, you can use a time-tracking app to ensure you hit each daily goal without any trouble.
These are the top tips to ensure successful Invisalign treatment. Follow them closely and you will quickly be on your way to a bright, straight smile. Call us today for more information.