Invisalign Rules to Keep You Smiling Every Day
Make Treatment a Breeze with These Simple Rules
Straightening your smile? We know why you’re here. You just got your first Invisalign aligners, and you’re ready to get the low-down on what you’re allowed to do. And you’re in luck – Invisalign is designed to give you the most freedom. There are only a few things you need to keep in mind during your smile transformation. There are just three important Invisalign rules to keep in mind every day!
Curious about what you can and can’t do with your new aligners? Keep reading to find out!
Take Your Aligners Out for Snacks and Meals
One of the top perks of using clear aligners for your orthodontic treatment? You can eat and drink all the wonderful things you usually do. All you have to do is make sure that you remove the aligners at mealtimes, when you’re having a snack, or if you’re drinking anything besides water. (We all love drinking coffee – but make sure you take them out for your morning cup or else risk blotchy brown stains!)
Removing aligners is important for keeping your Invisalign in good shape and your mouth clean from food particles. There’s nothing preventing you from chowing down on your favorite foods. Just brush and floss before popping your aligners back in – and you’re good to go!
Give Your Invisalign Time to Work
Getting the most out of your aligners means giving them time to work their magic. During treatment, you’ll need to wear Invisalign aligners every day for 20 to 22 hours. Unlike wearing braces, Invisalign treatment is comfortable and discrete. Wearing them for most of the day won’t be a problem!
Clean aligners usually work at the same rate or faster than traditional metal braces. Following this rule means staying on the fast path to your brand new smile! (This is so important that Invisalign actually put blue compliance markers on Invisalign Teen to help parents keep their kids on track.)
Keep It Clean Around the Clock
Taking your Invisalign aligners out for snacks is just the first step in caring for your smile during treatment. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re taking care of your oral hygiene and cleaning your aligners regularly. This keeps your smile bright and your aligners clear and odorless during the straightening process.
While you wear Invisalign, it is just as important to brush and floss regularly as it is with braces. Food particles can become trapped beneath your trays and form cavities during treatment if you neglect your oral health. In addition, even a cup of coffee or dark soda can start to stain the aligners. Brush your teeth, floss, and regularly clean your Invisalign to prevent staining and to keep teeth clean on your smile journey!
Discover the Magic of Invisalign
Clear aligners let you live your life while transforming your smile, and these rules are designed to keep you on track for a brand new smile. Invisalign is known for being a fast, effective treatment for all kinds of teeth-straightening conditions – and following the rules is a big part of your path to success!
Are you ready to bring home a bold, bright smile? If the answer is “yes,” then it’s time to put some Pachter POsitivity in your life and talk to us about Invisalign for you!