Clear aligners are a comfortable, modern treatment method to discreetly straighten your teeth. Invisalign will help you achieve your ideal smile, and it is also an investment in your overall orthodontic health. It is important to follow all instructions closely to ensure the best outcome; you don’t want to delay your treatment time because of missed aligner changes or other issues. Our Martinsburg, WV, orthodontist explains how to get the most out of your treatment with Invisalign.
Stay On Schedule
Staying on track during treatment with Invisalign is essential. While the removable factor of Invisalign is a great perk of this method, you still need to wear your aligners for 22 hours out of the day for them to be effective. Only remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Additionally, you should always move on to your next set of aligners promptly for the fastest treatment times.
Keep Aligners Clean
A huge benefit of clear aligners is the ability to simply remove them to brush and floss your teeth. However, don’t forget to clean the aligners themselves! Bacteria can still get into the aligners and you don’t want to put dirty aligners back on your clean teeth. Be sure to brush your trays to keep them clean for good oral hygiene. If you’re out a lot, consider bringing a travel toothbrush to brush your aligners on the go.
If you experience any symptoms that you think may be out of the ordinary during the course of your treatment, such as severe pain or aligners that don’t fit correctly, please contact our orthodontist. We want your treatment to be comfortable and safe, so it is critical that we address any issues that cause pain and fix aligner fit issues. If you are unsure about any aspect of your treatment, contact our friendly office for help!
Contact Our Martinsburg, WV, Orthodontist for More Information
To get in contact with our friendly team at RS Orthodontics, call us at 304-309-0870 for our Martinsburg office, or 304-592-4581 for our Charles Town office!