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Get the Most Out of Your Invisalign® Clear Braces – Chesapeake, VA

Recieve a Beautifully Straight Smile with These Tips

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Are you considering Invisalign clear braces? We provide this treatment to give our patients a way to straighten their teeth without the appearance and hassle of traditional braces. However, the success of your treatment requires some commitment. Thankfully, we have collected some top tips for getting the most out of your Invisalign in Chesapeake.

Commit to Wearing Your Aligners 22 Hours a Day

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One of the most important ways that you can remain on schedule with your treatment is to commit to wearing your aligners at least 22 hours a day. This will ensure that you’re keeping up with your treatment, gradually straightening your teeth for the results that you desire. This may sound like a lengthy time period, but you’ll get used to wearing your Invisalign before no time. Then, you’ll just have to take them out for eating and oral healthcare.

Change Your Aligners on Time and In Order

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It’s important that you follow our instructions on exactly when to switch out your aligners. Preemptively switching to the next tray in your series can negatively impact your results. That’s why it’s incredibly important to stick to your treatment schedule. You will typically move on to the next tray in the series after about 2 weeks.

Know How to Care for Your Aligners

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Keeping your aligners clean is not only imperative to the success of your treatment, but it also keeps your trays clear and discreet. You should wash your aligners with a nonabrasive toothbrush, toothpaste, and room temperature water. Avoid using hot water because it could permanently warp the plastic. Additionally, it’s important to brush your teeth after eating. Lingering food debris, especially from foods rich in color can stain your aligners. This can cause oral health issues, but it also makes your aligning treatment noticeable.

Properly Use Your Retainer

After you invest your time and money into Invisalign treatment, it’s vital to the permanence of your newly positioned teeth that you wear your retainer after your treatment is complete. Typically, we will ask you to wear it for 24 hours during the first couple months, and then back off to nightly use, following by nightly use only 3 times a week. However, this will depend on your specific smile and alignment.

If you have any additional questions or want to schedule a consultation, request an appointment with our office today!