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Top Tips for Using Invisalign Successfully

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Keep Trays Sterilized and Organized As your teeth continue to straighten and move into the proper position, you will be changing your Invisalign retainers as instructed by your provider. You may be tempted to toss the old trays, but it’s a good idea to hang on to them just in case you need those exact trays again at some point during your treatment process. If you clean them with a disinfectant and organize each pair in separate, labeled plastic bags, you will always be prepared.

Wash, Eat, Brush

Mealtime provides the perfect opportunity to wash your Invisalign trays. While you enjoy your meal, simply soak them in warm water and they’ll be fresh and clean when you’re ready to replace them. Also, the warm water may help if your mouth has been feeling dry while you wear the trays. Lastly, make sure you brush your teeth after meals before replacing your Invisalign trays. You don’t want to end up with cavities marring your newly straightened teeth!

Wear Your Invisalign Trays as Often as Possible

Time passes quickly, and before you know it you’ve spent an hour making dinner, and then another twenty minutes eating. The more time your trays remain in place, the faster your teeth will become noticeably straighter. Remember, unless you are eating or brushing and flossing, you should be wearing your Invisalign.

Change Your Trays on Time (And at the Right Time)

Use a calendar to keep track of when it’s time to change out your trays. Actual patients attest to this helpful hint to prevent wearing each set for too long, as that will unduly prolong the process. Additionally, don’t start new trays on Monday mornings, as tempting as that may be. Invisalign is designed to be very comfortable, however, new trays are tight and may create pressure. We suggest changing them on a Friday or Saturday night, take some Advil or Tylenol, and call it a day. Most of the time, by the time you wake up in the morning, the pressure will have subsided.

There are No Silly Questions About Invisalign in Elk Grove Village

It’s perfectly normal to have a lot of questions if you are new to a product or process. Wearing Invisalign in Elk Grove Village is no exception. Never hesitate to ask as many questions as you have. The more you know, the better your Invisalign experience will be and the healthier your smile will become. If you are interested in Invisalign braces, we invite you to give us a call for more information or with any questions you have.]]>

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