Invisalign are clear aligners used to realign the teeth and give you a perfect smile. The aligners do not contain BPA, gluten, latex, or BPS.
Invisalign plastic aligner trays are thin and custom-made to fit the teeth perfectly. Invisalign London is virtually invisible, and you do not have to deal with metal brackets and wires.
If you want to get Invisalign for your orthodontic issue or you just started your Invisalign treatment, there are things you have to do for your treatment to be successful.
Expert Tips and Tracks for Invisalign Users
Here are a few things you keep in mind to get the most from your Invisalign treatment
- Wear your aligner trays for 20 – 22 hours every day if you want your treatment to progress. Your Invisalign aligners need to be in your mouth for long hours to move your teeth. Taking out your aligners should be to eat, take any drink besides water, clean your teeth, and aligner trays.
- Be careful with your aligners and do not wrap them in a paper towel or napkin when you take the aligners out of your mouth. Have an Invisalign case wherever you go so that if you need to take your aligners out to eat, you can put them in their case. Using your Invisalign aligner case keeps your aligners safe from damage or getting lost.
- Pets love to play with aligners, so if you have a pet, try to keep your aligners safe at all times to prevent your pet from damaging them
- Do not throw away your previous set of aligners when you have moved on to the next set. If you misplace your current set of aligners or damage them, your last set of aligners will come in handy and preserve your teeth in their current position while you wait for about a week for your new set of aligners.
- You may take Motrin, Tylenol, or any other pain killer when your teeth and jaw aches. You may feel pain during your Invisalign treatment during the first couple of days on every new set of aligners. The pain will subside on its own as your teeth adjust to the aligners, but you can take any of these pain killers to ease the pain.
- Follow your schedule strictly when it comes to switching your aligner trays. You can decide to set a reminder on your smartphone or indicate it on your calendar. Be sure to use whatever works best for you.
- There is a difference between soreness and irritation from your aligners digging into your gums. It helps to know this difference.
- Having a little space between your aligners and teeth is normal, especially when you switch your aligner to a new set. After a few days, your teeth will adjust to the aligners and fit into space.
- You may clean your aligners by gently scrubbing them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste, but this may cause the aligners to have a dull color.
- Soaking your aligners in two tablespoons of baking soda and a cup of lukewarm water will help to deodorize them. An alternative is using Efferedent/Polident.
- Avoid taking drinks like coffee, soda, tea, or red wine that can discolor your aligner trays.
- Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal before you put your aligners in your mouth or rinse your mouth with water to remove food particles.