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3 Tips to Improve Your Invisalign® Experience
When it comes time to begin fixing crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth using the Invisalign system, it can be exciting. The ease of use and the fact that people will not be able to tell that you are undergoing a teeth-straightening treatment is one of the biggest reasons Invisalign has become so popular over the last few years.
Due to their almost-invisible aesthetic and the fact that the results they provide are in line with traditional options, such as metal braces, completing the Invisalign treatment is an exciting opportunity.
Three tips to improve your Invisalign experience
In this article, we are going to cover three tips to ensure that you have the best experience while having the treatment done and getting the best results possible!
Tip #1: Wearing the clear Invisalign aligner is crucial
One of the aspects that make the Invisalign treatment so different is being able to remove the aligner any time. This is great for helping ensure that the aligner and teeth stay clean by removing it before any doing physical activities or eating.
Having this option means you do not have to worry about possible issues popping up from broken wires or needing to go to the dentist office for adjustments and tightening.
However, the most vital aspect of the Invisalign treatment is that the aligners need to be worn for at least 20 hours per day. If this aspect of the treatment is ignored, it can mean the treatment could not have the outcome that is expected and take much longer!
Tip #2: Keep the Invisalign aligner clean
The dentist will go over the best ways and products to use to keep your aligner cleaned and in good shape. One of the most important things to remember is to always remove the aligner before eating or playing any sports.
Another thing is to never, ever use a toothbrush to clean or brush the aligner. This can cause scratches to occur and chip or break the aligner. Although they are durable, a toothbrush is the worst thing someone can use to clean their Invisalign.
Most of the time, rinsing the aligner off in water is best, but there are special cleaners that are made for Invisalign.
Tip #3: Stay in communication with your dentist
One of the most important things someone can do is stay in communication with their dentist during the treatment process. Aside from having bi-annual cleanings and checkups, if something seems wrong or you have any questions, let them know! As with any treatment, it is better to be safe than sorry, and many times, whatever the issue or problem is, they’ve heard it many times before!
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