Invisalign clear aligners are a convenient and effective option for straightening teeth. Following these three golden rules from our Westmount dentist will ensure that your treatment is comfortable, fast and effective; and help you keep your mouth and teeth healthy for the duration of your Invisalign treatment.
1. Wear Your Aligners at least 20-22 hours a day.
For fast, effective results, Invisalign aligners should be worn as much as possible. The average Invisalign case usually takes 12 months, but it can be shorter or longer depending on how misaligned your teeth are and how long you leave your aligners in each day.
You should always wear your aligners as much as possible, but it’s particularly important during the first 48 hours. Take them out to eat and brush your teeth and put them right back in. Keep them in while you’re sleeping. They may feel odd at first, but you’ll get used to them more quickly if you wear them all the time for the first two days.
2. Change your aligners on time and in the right order.
In most cases, you will change to a new set of Invisalign aligners every two weeks. However, if your Westmount dentist advises you to wear a set of aligners for a longer amount of time, make sure you comply with this recommendation. It’s vital to follow instructions exactly, wear aligners in proper order and see your dentist regularly to ensure you get the best results.
3. Keep Your Aligners and Mouth Clean
Your aligners collect bacteria and can actually hold plaque against your teeth if you don’t rinse, brush and floss properly. Clean your aligners with warm water and antibacterial soap every day. Be vigilant oral hygiene regimen and floss each day to ensure you don’t develop tooth decay or cavities during your Invisalign treatment.
Our Westmount dentist and experienced team of dental professionals provide comprehensive dental care and orthodontic treatment that will enhance your smile and improve your oral health.