If you have already decided to align your smile with Invisalign®, then you may want to know what to expect with the treatment. Invisalign is a long-term commitment and understanding how Invisalign works will help you transition into your perfect smile.
As you may already know, Invisalign aligners are small, thin, clear appliances that snap over your teeth. Your dentist will custom make a series of aligners specifically for you. However, you may not know that there are commitment requirements when using Invisalign.
Here are some tips and recommendations about using Invisalign during your smile-transformation process:
1.Oral hygiene must be your top priority. If you don’t properly brush and floss often, plaque and food particles can get caught in your Invisalign aligner, which can cause bad breath and cavities. To prevent this, brush and floss your teeth after each meal and snack. Your teeth will stay cleaner, your breath will stay fresher, and you will have healthier gums and whiter teeth.
2.The recommended wear time is at least 22 hours a day. This may be easier said than done. Keep the aligner in your mouth unless you’re eating or brushing your teeth. This will help you achieve results faster and more accurately.
3.Remember that everyone has a different smile transformation. Some people’s teeth and jaws move slower than others. However, no matter how long or short the process is for you, be open to the idea that you may have to wear more aligners than you thought.
If you have any questions about Invisalign, or if you’re wondering whether or not this treatment is right for you, please contact our office. We are here to address any questions or concerns you might have. It’s never too late to come in for your dream smile. Let us make you smile by calling 813-251-5740 and scheduling an appointment today.