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Take Advantage of Your Invisalign Treatment

November 10, 2020
Posted By: The Dental Health Center
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Choosing Invisalign to straighten your teeth is a big step toward a healthier, more attractive smile. Treatment is more convenient with Invisalign than metal braces, but any type of orthodontics requires a commitment and some effort on your part.

To get the most out of your treatment with Invisalign clear aligners in Aston, PA, follow these helpful tips from our Invisalign dentist!

Wearing Your Invisalign Aligners

You will receive several sets of clear, customized aligner trays that you should wear for 2-3 weeks before switching to the next set. 

  • The first few hours of wearing a new set of trays can cause discomfort. Help combat this by putting your new aligners in before bedtime so that you sleep through the first few hours. 
  • Wearing your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day will keep your treatment on track, and you will see a straighter smile in the shortest amount of time.
  • When you switch to a new set of clear Invisalign aligners, hold on to the old ones. That way, if you misplace your current aligners, you can wear the old ones temporarily. Even wearing old aligners is better than wearing no aligners at all!

Eating, Drinking, and Oral Hygiene with Invisalign

  • Wearing Invisalign aligners produces more saliva, so be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
  • When you remove your aligners for meals, it’s crucial to brush before putting them back in. If you don’t, whatever is on your teeth gets trapped under your aligners, putting you at risk for cavities and gum disease.
  • While your aligners are on your teeth, the only beverage you should drink is water. Avoid coffee as it can stain the clear plastic.
  • Soak your aligners daily during meals or oral hygiene routine. Invisalign offers cleaning crystals, or you can use antibacterial soap and water. Don’t brush with toothpaste that contains abrasives that could scratch your aligners and dull the crystal-clear appearance.

Wear a Retainer after Invisalign Treatment

Once your Invisalign alignment phase is over, you must wear a retainer as directed by your 19014 dentist. You went through a lot of effort to get your straight smile, and wearing a retainer will help you keep it that way.

Call Our Aston Dentist Office to Learn More about Invisalign

Are you considering Invisalign treatment and have questions? Please call The Dental Health Center to schedule an appointment with our 19014 dentist to get started.

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