It’s finally time to get Invisalign to straighten your teeth, and today you pick up your first set! Your beautifully straight smile is exciting to think about.
Here are a few tips for wearing your aligners and getting the most out of your Invisalign treatment at Urban Smiles dental in chicago.
Wear your Invisalign aligners for 22 hours a day
Your treatment will be completed faster if you wear your aligners every day for as long as possible. You should wear them 22 hours a day, removing them only for meals and oral hygiene.
For big events like weddings, reunions, or job interviews, take short breaks or remove the aligners. Keep in mind that leaving them out for longer periods of time can reverse your progress.
Caring for Your Invisalign Aligners
When drinking colourful beverages such as coffee or red wine, make sure to take your aligners out. You will lose the crystal-clear appearance of your aligners if it stains your teeth.
Invisalign’s advantage is that you can remove them for meals. You should brush your teeth and rinse your aligners before putting them back in your mouth.
Cleaning Your Aligners
Cleaning your aligners is different from rinsing them. Rinsing your aligners prevents food particles from getting trapped in them. However, you must also clean your aligners to remove plaque and saliva. When you are not wearing your aligners, brush them with a soft toothbrush and store them in your protective case.
We Offer Invisalign at Our Chicago Dental Office
If you have Invisalign and need more helpful tips, call Urban Smiles Dental for more information. If you don’t have Invisalign aligners but want to see if they’re an option for you, call us to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Jin Young Maeng to learn more.