Tips for New Invisalign Users

Tips for New Invisalign Users

Posted by SEDRO WOOLLEY FAMILY DENTAL CENTER on Feb 7 2022, 07:59 AM

If you are someone who just got their Invisalign aligners, then you need to understand that you will have to get used to new routines every day. It might be a little hard in the beginning to get adjusted to the new change. 

So, here are some tips that can help you get a healthy, beautiful smile:

1. Wear Your Aligners

If you choose Invisalign to be your orthodontic treatment choice, then it is essential to strictly follow the guidelines to get the desired results. Investing in them means you also need to wear them. Your need to wear these aligners all day except while eating, drinking, or cleaning them. Resist the temptation of taking them off over and over again, or else you won’t see much progress, which will extend your treatment time.

2. Get Your Trays Changed on time

Visit your orthodontist at the suggested time, which might be probably every two weeks or so, to get your new aligner trays. The orthodontist will check the progress and change the trays to help you maintain steady progress. 

3. Keep Your Old Aligner Trays with You

Some patients just opt to throw away the old aligners in the trash and move with the new ones. If you get your new aligners broken or damaged by any chance, you can wear the old aligners for the time being until the new ones are prepared.

4. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Wearing aligners may risk building up harmful bacteria in your mouth, which can affect your oral health. So, it is essential to maintain a good oral hygiene habit at home and also visit your dentist for regular dental cleaning. Make sure to brush and floss after every meal to have a clean, healthy mouth.

5. Clean Your Aligners

Before placing your aligners back into your mouth, use a hydrogen peroxide-based solution to clean them.

Toothpaste and mouthwash are great hygiene equipment to clean your teeth, but not your clear aligners. The tiny abrasive particles present in the toothbrush might scratch thermoplastic used to create aligners. On the other hand, soaking them in mouthwash might stain them. Talk to your dentist if you are not sure how to clean them.

6. Remove Your Aligners Before Eating and Drinking

Eating or drinking beverages wearing Invisalign can create bacterial build-up due to food trapped in them, which may result in bad breath.

Call us at (360) 855-0351 to book your appointment. Or visit our dental clinic located at 830 Metcalf St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 to learn all about Invisalign and the treatment process.

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