LIVING WITH INVISALIGN
Congratulations on getting Invisalign! Now that you’ve decided to move forward with these clear braces for adults and teens, you want to know exactly what to expect when it comes to day-to-day life.
EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT
Choosing Invisalign means there are no dietary restrictions that you must abide by (like you would with traditional braces.) That’s because you take your aligners out at every meal and never eat with them. Enjoy everything from sticky caramel to biting into a fresh, crisp apple. There aren’t any brackets or wires to break!
BRUSH AND FLOSS AS NORMAL
Other than being clear, the biggest benefit of Invisalign braces is how easy they are to care for.
- Remove your aligners at least twice daily to thoroughly brush your teeth.
- Floss at least once each day. No special tools are needed, because there ar•e no braces in your way!
- Use a fluoridated toothpaste to keep teeth strong and resistant to decay.
- Clean your aligners with lukewarm tap water and a soft toothbrush.
- Do not use hot water to clean Invisalign, as this can cause the trays to warp.
GO ABOUT YOUR DAY AS NORMAL
Thanks to the transparent materials that Invisalign is made from, no one ever has to know that you’re wearing braces. The clear trays snap right over your teeth and don’t interfere with casual conversations. But if you do have a big presentation or a date planned, you can take them out as necessary.
CHANGE YOUR ALIGNERS OUT AS DIRECTED
Make sure you’re wearing your Invisalign braces for at least 20-22 hours a day. Too much time out of your aligners can cause teeth to not move properly, resulting in discomfort or damage to your smile.
Change your aligners out with the next set of trays at the prescribed time. This progresses your tooth movement in a safe and predictable manner. When you stop by for a check-up, our orthodontist will make sure that things are responding properly. In certain situations, we may modify your future trays so as to achieve more precise tooth movement.
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