Although Invisalign is one of the most popular choices for patients that are wanting to move their teeth, check out the following tips to ensure that you have the most rewarding experience with aligner therapy.
- TEETH WHITENING. Our team realizes how important it is for you to keep your teeth white and stain-free from the foods and drinks that you consume daily. If you have attachments on your teeth, they will not whiten properly. Many times, it may be best to wait until your treatment is complete.
- FLOSSING. Aligner theapy or not, every patient should be flossing. However, it can be easy to assume that Invisalign can somehow provide protection for your teeth from bacteria. That is NOT true. Bacteria can get behind the aligners and affect the health of your teeth and gums, so it is very important to keep up with your regular flossing schedule.
- THE 48-HOUR RULE. When you insert every new set of aligners, you should leave them in as much as possible during the first 48 hours. Your teeth will move more during this timeframe, and the aligners do the most good during this time.