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4 Helpful Tips for a Successful Invisalign Treatment

Posted on September 23, 2022

Invisalign treatments offer a visually appealing and generally convenient way of aligning your teeth. If you’re considering Invisalign, you’ll want to prepare yourself with these helpful tips for a successful treatment.

1. Wear Your Invisalign for a Full 22 Hours

Since Invisalign is not permanently affixed to your teeth like traditional braces, it can be very easy to misplace the clear aligners or just forget to wear them as you should. With this treatment, it’s important that you wear them for 22 hours daily. The only exception is when you remove them to eat. Failing to wear them long enough can cause subpar results and longer treatment time.

2. Keep a Hygiene Kit Handy

Since your Invisalign aligners need to be removed each time you eat, you need to clean your teeth before putting the Invisalign trays back on. As long as you keep a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss in a kit with you at all times, you’ll be fully prepared to keep your teeth clean for your Invisalign aligners.

3. Clean Them Daily

As important as it is to clean your teeth, it’s also crucial to clean your trays. Soaking your trays while you eat is a good way to avoid bacteria buildup and resulting bad odors. When cleaning them, you should use anti-bacterial soap and warm water.

4. Chewing Exercises

Aligner chewies come in many forms, usually soft and plastic, although there are also gauze alternatives. By biting on these for a few minutes at a time over the first few days of your treatment, you can help your teeth mold to the trays better while also reducing any discomfort in your gums.

Take advantage of these tips to get the most out of your Invisalign treatment. Reach out to TruSmile Orthodontics today to get started with your Invisalign treatment and our orthodontic specialists would be happy to assist you!