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Dos And Don’ts Of Invisalign Treatment in Rocky Mountain House

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Are you a patient who is using Invisalign? If so, you’ll want to make sure that you’re taking care of your trays just as carefully as you would your teeth. After all, if something happens to the aligners, it can affect your dental health and have an impact on how quickly—or not—you move through your Invisalign treatment in Rocky Mountain House.

So it’s important to know what dos and don’ts exist when it comes to caring for these appliances so that they last as long as possible while still giving you the best possible results.

Let’s start.

Do Keep Your Invisalign Case With You Always

Keep your Invisalign case with you at all times. The case is the container that holds your aligners, so it’s important to keep it with you at all times. Make sure to take them out of their cases and clean them thoroughly before putting them in your mouth and wearing them.

It’s also a good idea to bring along an extra set of aligners when traveling so that if one gets broken during travel, you won’t have to go without treatment for too long!

Do Use a Retainer Case For The Trays

  • Have a retainer case on hand for the trays. The aligners are very delicate, and keeping them clean and safe is important. You’ll want to make sure that they don’t get dirty or broken in any way during your treatment. A retainer case helps ensure this by keeping the aligners clean, organized and protected from damage.
  • Use a retainer case with each tray of Invisalign® teeth straighteners you receive from your orthodontist or dentist. It’s a good idea to always have a few extra cases around in case one gets lost or damaged during treatment—the more organized you can be throughout treatment, the better!

Do Use Retainer Brite to Clean Your Aligners

Don’t use abrasive cleaners.

You may be tempted to clean your aligners with an abrasive cleaner such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, but this is not advisable because it can dull the plastic. If you must use an abrasive cleaner, make sure to wipe off the excess with a damp cloth before placing your aligners back in your mouth.

Don’t eat anything that could scratch or damage your aligners.

While it’s not recommended that you eat while wearing your aligners anyway (it’s best to take them out after meals), if you do need to go about eating while wearing them, make sure to avoid hard foods like apples, carrots and nuts—and even harder foods like popcorn kernels and corn on the cob may damage the surface of your aligners over time.

Don’t Put Trays in Before You Plan On Wearing Them

Don’t put the trays in before you plan on wearing them. You need to be ready to wear them when it’s time for tray placement because the aligners will not have been set yet and could potentially break apart if not inserted properly. If you insert the trays too early, they’re likely to slide out or open up when worn. And if that happens, it won’t be pretty, so you should wait until you are ready to wear them before placing them in your mouth!

Don’t Try And Speed Up The Process

Doing your Invisalign treatment correctly is the most important thing. You can’t speed up the process, and if you try to do it yourself, chances are that it won’t go as well as it would have if you had just gotten someone else to help out. It’s best to do it right first because then you’ll have a better result—and save money in the long run!

Don’t Eat With the Aligners in

If you want to avoid pain or discomfort while wearing your clear trays, it’s best not to eat hard foods like nuts, seeds and popcorn. Sticky foods like caramel and jelly beans can also be problematic if caught between your teeth or on an aligner. Foods that are chewy and crunchy are also off-limits because they can damage your aligners as well as make them uncomfortable to wear throughout the day. 

Do Wear an Orthodontic Headgear at Night

We recommend that you wear your headgear at night to keep your teeth straight while you sleep. Your Invisalign aligners can’t be worn while you are sleeping, so don’t try to do it!

Headgear 12-week should be worn for the first 12 weeks of treatment. It must be worn 23 hours a day. If you take it off once during those 12 weeks, we will need to restart the 12 week cycle all over again. After this initial period, many patients choose to continue wearing their headgear during the nighttime hours as well as during daytime activities such as eating and drinking or speaking on the phone because it helps them stay focused on keeping their teeth straight during these activities.

Major Takeaways

  • Keep your aligners clean.
  • Wear your aligners for the full amount of time.
  • Wear them every day, even if you don’t feel like it.

If you are wondering how to care for your Invisalign trays properly, the best advice is to act as if they were your teeth and perform all of the same practices that we would recommend for dental hygiene at home (brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled brush, flossing once daily, etc.). The best way to ensure that this happens is by setting reminders on your phone or computer calendar; with these reminders in place, you won’t forget!

 

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