Get The Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

How to Get The Most Out Of Your Invisalign Treatment
Posted on 08/24/2018

How to Get The Most Out Of Your Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is the perfect alternative to braces for patients that are looking for a less painful and more convenient orthodontic treatment. While Invisalign may be more convenient than braces, it is important to take the extra steps to get the most out of your treatment and straighten your teeth as quickly as possible.

Floss To Keep Your Mouth Cleaner Than Ever

Invisalign can trap bacteria against your teeth if you don’t keep them as clean as possible. Make sure you’re not just brushing everyday, but also flossing every day! Oral hygiene peaks in importance when you are undergoing Invisalign treatment. Making sure you maintain or revamp your brushing and flossing routine ensures that you won’t develop cavities or tooth decay during your treatment.

Know How to Care for Your Aligners

Many patients mistakenly clean their aligners with toothpaste. Don’t make the same mistake! Using toothpaste to clean your Invisalign trays can scratch the plastic and create spaces for bacteria to live. The best practice for cleaning care would be using warm water and antibacterial soap to clean your aligners.

Wear Them As Much As Possible

For the first 48 hours of your Invisalign treatment, it’s important to wear your aligners as much as possible and only taking them out to brush your teeth. This is true for the rest of your treatment but most important to adhere to in the first two days. After the first two days, make sure you continue wearing the trays for at least 22 hours every day so that you can see the alignment of your teeth improve faster.

Know That Your Experience Gets Better The More You Wear Them

It’s normal to feel a degree of discomfort or pain in the first couple of days. Invisalign is meant to push against your teeth to eventually establish a straighter smile. While they may be uncomfortable for the first few days, those that wear the aligners constantly will grow used to them. The same goes for the slight lisp you might experience when you first start wearing your Invisalign. The more you wear your aligners, the faster you will get better at phasing out the lisp.

Stick To The Advice Of Your Invisalign Provider!

If you’re looking for orthodontists in the Erie, Lawrence Park, or Corry area, get started with professional orthodontic treatment from Doleski & Wolford Orthodontics by scheduling your first appointment with us. Contact us at any of our three local offices or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to seeing you in our offices soon and helping you transform your smile for the better!