Millions of people have used Invisalign all over the world. This orthodontic treatment offers great convenience, comfort, and bespoke solution to a wide range of malocclusion. At our practice, patients get the best Invisalign in London as we provide premium quality clear aligners.
Patients should be able to know what they are expecting during treatment, which is why we take time to provide all the information you need to know about Invisalign to help you achieve a better experience.
Are you making plans to get started with Invisalign treatment? Or you have started out already? We have put together some tips which will make your Invisalign result from the best you can ever imagine.
Here are 5 Invisalign tips that will come in handy to get a great outcome:
Keep your aligners in a safe place
There are possibilities that you might misplace your aligners when you don’t keep them safe. Aligner cases are on the market that will help you store the trays safely, especially when you go out. If you don’t have an Invisalign traycase, do well to get one today. You can even have more than one case and have them in different places. Take care not to lose your clear aligners as a replacement may be expensive and inconvenient.
Regular flossing and brushing is important
If you are using Invisalign aligners, your dental hygiene should be on a higher level with regular brushing and flossing. Yes, you really should brush 2 to 3 times a day to take out stains, prevent the formation of bacteria, and gum disease. As much as brushing is important, flossing is also essential. Floss your teeth at least once a day. This will take out leftover food stuck between your teeth to lower your risk of developing gum disease.
Extra tip: Since invisible trays are easy to remove, you can take them out before brushing, flossing, and eating. An on-the-go toothbrush should be part of your accessories for Invisalign so that you can easily brush and floss each time you finish eating as often as possible. As you brush your natural teeth, also soak and rinse your trays to keep them clean too. A gentle brushing should be given to your aligners to prevent the buildup of dry saliva. Denture solution should be used to soak your trays before rinsing them in lukewarm water.
Put on your trays for at least 20 to 22 hours a day
Want to make the most out of your Invisalign? Wear them for 22 hours every day. During your initial consultation, your orthodontist will explain all you need to know about Invisalign, including the timeline for the treatment. Bear in mind that your treatment duration comes down to your dental condition. However, wearing your trays for the recommended daily hours is key else, you will prolong the time your treatment is expected to last. Aside from the wearing instruction, other instructions on Invisalign use should be adhered to if you want to see near results.
Remember always to remove your trays before you brush, floss, eat or drink. Do not drink anything else than water with your aligners on! This is very important as sugary drinks will cause sugar to stick between your aligners and teeth and cavities will set in. After getting your aligners, you will be instructed how to use them. Kindly follow these instructions with dedication, and you will see your teeth tracking according to the treatment plan.
Invisalign use requires discipline so be ready to commit your time into this treatment bearing in mind that the reason for this is a better smile at the end of the day. Besides, it’s not going to take forever to receive invisible aligner treatment, but it can seem like a lifetime if you don’t follow instructions.
Use retainers upon treatment completion
Imagine the beauty of your new smile after completing treatment with Invisalign. But if you really want to keep up that smile, you have to wear retainers to avoid a relapse as the last thing in your orthodontic treatment. The function of retainers is to hold your new teeth in position so that they get deeply rooted in the jawbone. How often you need to wear your retainers will be told you by the orthodontist. Initially, you may have to wear retainers day and night to prevent movement of your teeth and gums. But you may have to use retainers for life. When you do not use your retainers accordingly, it will render all the time, hard work, and resources you have put into your Invisalign treatment futile.
Don’t fail to go for Invisalign appointment
It is imperative you follow up on all your orthodontic appointments as much as possible throughout the period of your treatment. At your orthodontic appointment, the orthodontist will monitor your progress and effect any necessary tweaks to improve the treatment procedure. Feel free to ask any questions during your consultation. This is very important so that you can understand better the workings of your aligners and any concern that may arise. Information is very essential during Invisalign treatment for the best result.
Need professional help?
When you come to our practice for Invisalign treatment, we can assure you of the best invisalign results from A to Z. But in a case where your treatment has been done with another orthodontist and the results are not impressive, or you are getting treated somewhere and you don’t like the results, please endeavour to contact us at once. We have treated thousands of patients with invisalign and the results have been fantastic.
It’s our aim to provide custom and very affordable premium quality treatment for all our patients both new and existing.
We do provide virtual assessment for the convenience of patients who may not want to have an in-person consultation.