If you find yourself shying away from traditional metal braces methods, you are not alone. Many don’t want to have to deal with metal brackets and wire braces, which is why Invisalign and Invisalign Teen have proven to be great options for many. It has been proven that Invisalign is less painful and then traditional braces, making it convenient and easy to get the treatment that you need. It is still in orthodontic treatment, there are some tips you should keep in mind so that you get the most out of this seemingly quick process. Let’s take a look at a few tips for getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment.
Many people get what orthodontist and patients both called buttons to help speed up the treatment process. These buttons are also known as Invisalign attachments and they helped hold the plastic tray in place in order to more quickly move a tooth. Most patients feel that they are necessary or they would rather not have them, but they really do well and speeding up treatment time, which is great for anyone that wishes to have their straight teeth at a faster rate.
Be sure to keep your Invisalign trays clean at all times by using warm water and antibacterial soap. Invisalign also advertises for their own cleaning products, but soap and water are usually all you need. It is not advised to use toothpaste to clean your trays as they can scratch the plastic.
Many patients have found that while using Invisalign, whitening toothpaste is much more effective during their treatment than previous times. This can be due to remnants of the toothpaste being held against the teeth by the aligner instead of quickly being washed away by saliva.
Always do as your orthodontist tells you by using your retainer properly. Don’t mess up follow-up appointments, and if you are in need of scheduling a initial consultation don’t hesitate to call us at Dentistry of the Oaks in Houston, TX. We want you to have the teeth you’ve always wanted. So let us help you by giving us a call!