Invisalign® Advice: How to Maintain and Live with Invisalign® Aligners
Have you started Invisalign® treatment from Dr. Giulio Spagnuolo in London, Ontario? Welcome to the Invisalign® world! You’ve taken a bold step towards a healthy, straight smile using a comfortable and discreet teeth straightening system.
If you have questions about how to make your Invisalign® journey more comfortable and effective, the team at We Smile Dentistry can help.
Following are some tips to help you harness the power of Invisalign®.
Wear your aligners as directed
Although Invisalign® aligners are removable, you must wear them 22-23 hours daily to stay within your treatment projection. Resist the temptation to remove your aligners whenever you feel like it. Only take them out when cleaning your teeth.
Change your aligners when the time is due
Every week you must change your aligners to the next in the set unless otherwise directed. This pattern continues until you achieve the desired outcome per your projected treatment.
Practice good oral hygiene
Wearing your aligners may increase the chances of harmful bacteria in your mouth.
However, there’s an easy way to fix this. Brush your teeth at least twice daily. Floss your teeth before bedtime and rinse your mouth with mouthwash to keep your mouth clean.
Keep your aligners clean
Although brushing your teeth is great, don’t forget to clean your aligners; otherwise, they can develop a foul smell and stains. Rinse your aligners in warm water, and clean them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and the cleaning crystals provided. When not using your aligners, store them in your travel case to protect them from damage and harmful bacteria.
Remember to wear a retainer after treatment
It has taken dedication, hard work, and money to keep your smile straight, so you must do everything possible to keep your results intact. After orthodontic treatment, you will wear a series of Vivera retainers for 24/7 for a full year, then reducing wear time to nighttime indefinitely.