You have made the smart decision to improve your smile with Invisalign. Invisalign’s clear aligners make straightening your teeth both aesthetically appealing and easy to maintain. There are a few tips you can follow to ensure a successful treatment that results in a more perfect, new smile.
The most important step you can take is to find an excellent orthodontist with Invisalign experience. Your orthodontist should make time to answer all of your questions about treatment, and be vigilant and thorough with examinations and check-ups.
Once you start treatment, keep your aligners in place. For the first 48 hours your teeth will be adjusting to getting into new positions. They may be sore and sensitive, but this is a critical time for keeping the trays in as much as possible. Because the invisible aligner trays are removable, you may think it’s okay to remove them at any time. The success of your treatment depends on keeping the aligners in for the time recommended, usually at least 20 to 22 hours per day. Take them out to eat and to clean the trays, but otherwise, they should remain in your mouth.
Brush your teeth and aligner trays on a regular basis. Aligners can get plaque build-up just like your teeth, so it’s imperative that you keep them clean. The trays can be cleaned with either Invisalign’s tool kit, or a soft toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Invisalign trays should be removed from your mouth for cleaning.
By following these easy tips, you can help guarantee Invisalign will work to straighten your misaligned teeth and ultimately give you a beautiful new smile.
If you live in the Sherman Oaks CA and you are considering Invisalign, contact Dr. Fotovat’s orthodontics office today.