Have you decided to improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile with Invisalign in Houston, TX? Wondering how you can ensure the best results from your Invisalign treatment? At Dentistry of the Oaks we believe that education is an essential part of providing the best dental care possible. Today, we’ll be covering tips for maximizing your Invisalign results:
Invisalign is a newer form of orthodontic treatment which uses virtually invisible aligners to slowly and gently shift a patient’s teeth into a more desirable position. Aligners are typically worn 1-2 weeks and then switched for the next aligners in the set and can be removed to eat, drink or clean your smile.
Always wear your Invisalign aligners as directed. We recommend that you wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, you may remove them to drink, eat and perform dental care. Make sure that you are switching your aligners as directed and using the next set in your treatment plan. Improperly switching aligners could result in poor results and longer treatment times.
Avoid foods and beverages while wearing Invisalign. You chose Invisalign for a discrete treatment, right? When you consume food or beverages which are not water, your Invisalign aligners can become stained, discolored and even damaged. This can result in your aligners being yellow, making them extremely noticeable. Damage to your aligners can result in less effective treatment.
Store your Invisalign braces properly. Due to the fact that Invisalign aligners are designed to be “invisible,” they can be quite hard to find if misplaced. Anytime you aren’t wearing your Invisalign aligners, they should be stored in their protective case. In the event you do misplace your aligners, let us know immediately so that we can replace them. Neglecting to wear aligners as directed can result in lengthier treatment and poor results.
Think Invisalign is right for you? Schedule an appointment with a dentist near you today!