Dos and Don’ts of Invisalign

Dos and Don’ts of Invisalign

Keep that pretty smile while straightening your teeth!

You already know that Invisalign can give you that straight, beautiful, Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. But you may be wondering what exactly it’s like to wear Invisalign. Well, we’re here to give you the details you’re after. Invisalign is a series of clear, virtually invisible aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the optimal position. There is very little discomfort associated with Invisalign, although each new set of aligners may make your teeth feel a little sore since it is moving your teeth just a little more than the last set.

The Dos of Invisalign

While you’re wearing Invisalign you won’t have to change your lifestyle that much. Here are a few great things you can do with Invisalign.

Eat!

Unlike braces, you can eat just about anything you want while you’re wearing Invisalign. Once you remove your aligners for a meal or snack, you can eat all those foods that are traditionally off limits for braces: popcorn, gum, chewy candies, caramel, crunchy chips and hard candy. Of course, for optimal results, you’ll want to brush your teeth and put your aligners back on as soon as possible after eating.

Don’t feel subconscious with Invisalign, Smile More!

Smile!

No Photoshop needed here! With Invisalign’s virtually invisible aligners, you won’t feel self-conscious about flashing that million-dollar smile.

Clean Your Invisalign!

You’ll want to clean your aligners on a regular basis. Soaking them in a vinegar solution, denture cleaner, or lightly brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush can help keep them clean and sparkling.

The Don’ts of Invisalign

Of course, there are a few things you shouldn’t do while wearing Invisalign.

Don’t Leave Them In!

Never eat, chew or drink (anything other than water) while you’re wearing the aligners. Doing so could cause irreparable damage to the aligners which can end up being a costly mistake. Just be sure to discreetly take them out and store them safely in their container while eating that delicious meal with friends. It’ll be worth it!

Don’t Leave Them Dirty!

Additionally, the aligners can get stained, so be sure to thoroughly brush and floss after eating and drinking – especially if you’re eating or drinking highly pigmented foods. Wouldn’t want your invisible aligners become visible due to residue! Let’s keep it clean, people!

Don’t Ruin Your Aligners!

Also be careful how you handle your aligners. It is possible to crack or break them by pulling them out of your mouth carelessly. Be sure not to brush your aligners with regular toothpaste also, as this can be too abrasive. Being cautious can help them last for the length of your treatment!

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