Invisalign is one of the best, and most discrete, forms of adult braces, but results only occur when you
comply with your treatment plan. To make this process as easy and successful as possible, we offer
Tips to improve your Invisalign Experience
1. Always use your Invisalign case to store your aligners.
The case protects the aligners from germs that may be on the table,
your pocket, or the bottom of your purse. Also, dogs love to chew on things with their owner’s saliva on it – not pleasant but true. Keeping the aligners in the case protects them from becoming an expensive chew toy for your furry friend.
2. Remove sharp edges.
The aligner trays are precision-made and may have sharp corners that cut into your gums. To eliminate or reduce this irritant, use a new nail buffer to remove the sharp edges, but be careful not to remove too much of the material. If you are worried about doing this, ask our staff
to help you.
3. Use a removal tool.
Because you shouldn’t eat or drink anything but water while wearing your aligners, you will probably take them out several times a day. This can be awkward for many reasons including newly polished nails, or nails to short or long to get the right grip. Instead, purchase a removal tool that makes this process fast and easy, and you can use it for the retainer when your
smile is perfected.
4. Soak your trays while you eat.
The aligners will be in your mouth a lot, at least 20 hours a day.During that time, they can pick up unpleasant odors or become stained. Avoid these problems by soaking your aligners in denture cleaner or a diluted, dye-free mouthwash solution while you eat. When your meal is finished, simply brush, floss, and pop your fresh-tasting aligner back in.
5. Avoid setbacks in your treatment by setting alarms.
For some people, remembering to put the aligners back in after a meal or break is their biggest challenge. Set a timer on your phone, watch, or computer when you remove the aligner so you will be reminded to put them back in. This system helps to assure that you get the results in want in a timely fashion.
6. Don’t change aligners before a presentation or other speaking event.
Many Invisalign users find they have a slight lisp when they start a new aligner, but it goes away within a few days. For this reason, if you have a speaking engagement, important meeting, or other critical event, you may wish to delay changing to the next aligner until later, so you can be lisp-free.
At DeDomenico Orthodontist, we are committed to making your braces as experience a positive one.
We have five convenient locations to best serve the needs of you and your family. Contact us to learn
more, and select the office which is best for you.