After much discussion, and a consultation with your orthodontist, the day has finally come. You receive your first set of clear aligners/ Invisalign. You’ve already been shown how to wear them, but now you wonder, what will everyday life be like? Smiles Orthodontics is here to give you the scoop from the do’s and don’ts, to the everyday tips to help make sure your Invisalign treatment is a success!
Consistency Is Key!
With the exception of eating, and brushing your teeth, you will always need to wear your Invisalign aligners. Make sure they are in for a minimum of 22 hours a day to be most effective. Think of it like this, the longer you wear them, the quicker you can achieve your new smile!
Plan Your Meals
One of the best parts of Invisalign is being able to remove the aligners with ease. This is especially important before eating. Whether it’s a cup of coffee, or your mid-day snack, your Invisalign aligners need to be removed to protect their custom shape, but don’t worry, water is ok! After every meal, you need to brush your teeth before putting them back in to ensure they stay clean and odour-free. It’s important to plan your meals ahead of time so you know when you’ll be able to brush!
Tray And Case Cleaning
Just like brushing your teeth, it is important to clean your Invisalign trays daily. Simply put the aligners under lukewarm water, and gently brush both inside and outside with your toothbrush. Feel free to use a mild soap for the protective case and rinse thoroughly.
Try Invisalign In Wichita!
Dr. Gorantla is here for you! For more information on Invisalign, or braces call us at 316-684-5184. We can answer all of your questions and book your consultation today. Smiles Orthodontics is located in East Central, Wichita. New patients are always welcomed and we would love to discuss with you our three easy payment plans.