Choosing Invisalign treatment with the clear plastic removable aligners versus the more traditional metal braces will still be an overall adjustment no matter how old you are. Here are 4 Invisalign Tips everyone should know before starting Invisalign Treatment:
1. Wear Your Aligners Like You Are Told
A major difference between Invisalign and metal braces is the fact that your Invisalign aligners are removable. Unlike with metal braces there are really no food restrictions because you can remove the invisalign aligners when you are eating. Brushing your teeth and flossing actually becomes easier because of the ability to remove your invisalign aligners.
Problems with this arise when you forget to put your aligners back in! If you are not wearing your Aligners the recommended 20 hours per day it could lead to an overall delay in your treatment. To help with this, we recommend cleaning your aligners right away after every meal so you remember to put them back in.
2. Clean Your Aligners as Recommended
We recommend that you gently brush your aligners, before inserting them. Brushing your aligners helps remove germs and bacteria from your invisalign aligners. You can soak your aligners in a glass of water with a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals every few days. Please wash your hands thoroughly every time you remove and place the aligners. It’s always good to have clean aligners in your mouth so when you eat again, you don’t have more food stuck in it.
3. Don’t lose your Aligners.
Especially now, you should not be removing your aligners and keeping them in napkins or out in the open. If you lose your Invisalign aligners, wear the last one in your possession at least at nights until we can send you your next set of Invisalign aligners. A good tip is to always keep your aligners case with you and to always safely put them there. Contact Doctor Firouz immediately for further instructions.
4. Look Into Propel VPro-5
The Propel VPro-5 uses high-frequency vibrations to speed up alignments and your overall Invisalign treatment process. With use of the Propel VPro-5 , we are able to offer our Invisalign patients the following advantages:
- An increase in treatment predictability
- Typically, Less adjustments
- Speeds up the overall process
- Reported Less discomfort from patients
- Increased participation
- Only need 5-minutes per usage
- Overall an increase in patient satisfaction
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Firouz Orthodontics specializes in teen brace, adult braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign for teens. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.There’s no better feeling than falling in love with your own smile all over again.
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