Similar to conventional braces, Invisalign is a popular orthodontic procedure that gradually adjusts your teeth into the proper position using transparent aligners. It is also one of the most often used aesthetic dental operations. Getting your Invisalign clear aligners from Dr. Samantha Ben-Ezra Washington will be a good decision as she will advise you on how to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.
Here are tips to help you get the most out of your Invisalign;
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The greatest mistake you can make is not wearing your aligners as often as you should. You must wear your aligners for 22 hours daily to get satisfactory results. Too much time spent without your aligners might slow down or even stop the healing process. Wear your aligner trays as much as possible for the first two days, taking them out when cleaning and flossing your teeth.
After you have completed using the Invisalign aligners, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in their new positions. Unfortunately, some patients assume that while their teeth seem straight and faultless, their retainer is not essential. But if you neglect the retainer, your teeth can start to shift out of place again. Therefore, after finishing treatment, it is advisable to consult with your Invisalign professional to establish how often and for how long you should wear your retainer.
Cleaning your aligners is easy; you can do it using warm water and antibacterial soap. Although you can clean the aligners with regular soap and water, it is best to use cleaning solutions made particularly for plastic orthodontics. You can get your aligners’ best and most appropriate cleaning supplies from your dentist’s office. Since toothpaste might damage the plastic of the trays, avoid using it to clean your aligners.
It is critical to brush away any food particles and dirt before applying your Invisalign clear aligners since they will be in place on your teeth for 22 hours. You don’t want anything to get stuck in the aligners where it may let germs grow.
Make sure to floss once a day and use a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice daily. Additionally, clean your aligners. They could contain food that you can’t see. You can be sure that the trays you place on your teeth are clean by brushing and washing them.
You must attend your dental visit for Invisalign to be effective. It is crucial that you follow your dentist’s instructions when they advise you to wear your aligners a bit longer or to replace them immediately. The only method to straighten your teeth while your jaw is still developing is to keep up with their growth. Success with Invisalign hinges greatly on replacing aligners on time, even if you are an adult.
If you are using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you need to wear them for 22 hours each day, clean them, take care of your teeth and gums and visit your dentist regularly to ensure the Invisalign treatment is successful.
Call SPA Dental Group to schedule your appointment for Invisalign treatment.