Modern times have allowed people to conveniently attain their dream smile through Invisalign treatment. No longer do you have to have to be chained to the clunky brackets and wires of traditional braces. The process toward straighter teeth is discreet, comfortable, and effective with Invisalign’s clear, removable aligners. Yet, it does require that you stick to your treatment plan so your teeth can move into their desired position. Here are three things to avoid with Invisalign so you can stay on track toward your aligned pearly whites!
#1: Not Wearing Your Aligners for 20-22 Hours a Day
One of the biggest appeals of Invisalign is that your aligners are completely removable. This allows you to not only enjoy all your favorite foods but also be more comfortable. You don’t have to worry about getting the mouth sores that can occur from the metal wires and brackets from braces. Additionally, the ability to take out your aligners allows you to easily maintain good oral health. Unfortunately, their removability can make it easy to forget to put them back in or tempting to go for prolonged periods without them. For your pearly whites to become straighter, you must wear your aligners for no less than 22 hours. Failing to do this can setback your timeline drastically, which can cost you more money. Be sure to only remove your clear aligners when necessary.
#2: Not Caring for Your Aligners Properly
Invisalign trays are made up of high-quality, dental-grade plastic. While they are very durable, they aren’t indestructible. They can still become damaged or warped from doing things like washing them with hot water. Using non-recommended cleaning solutions can also be detrimental to their structure, making them unwearable for your treatment. By practicing proper care, including brushing and rinsing them daily, you can keep them safe and in pristine condition.
#3: Neglecting to Properly Store Your Aligners
If you are being diligent in wearing your aligners for the required time, you will most likely only remove them when you are eating or cleaning your teeth. You will want to make sure to make it a priority to properly store them in their storage case whenever you take them out. You don’t want to risk accidentally breaking, losing, or throwing away your trays. This could result in delayed progress and extend the length of time of your treatment.
By being mindful of the things not to do during your Invisalign treatment, you are ensuring a successful path toward your straighter smile. You will soon be flashing your beautiful smile, thanks to being diligent and consistent with your treatment!
About the Practice
LIC Dental Associates is eager to help you achieve your dream smile. Through the expertise of their team of dentists, they provide a full range of dental care, including Invisalign. As certified providers, they use advanced technology and personalized plans to give you the straighter teeth you have been wanting! To schedule an appointment, contact them through their website or call (718) 280-3286.