Tips and Techniques for Using Invisalign

Invisalign teeth aligners are removable form of braces made from durable clear plastic. They have become a popular alternative for adults that are interested in realigning their teeth.

Your dentist will take X-rays and impressions to create a custom pattern for your teeth and also help define your realignment goals. Then Invisalign generates a series of clear plastic aligner trays that are custom fit to match your teeth and personal bite pattern.

For maximum effect and shortest duration of treatment you will need to wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. Every two weeks you will change new set plastic aligners that are slightly different than the previous one. The total time you’ll need to wear aligners will vary by your goals. In most cases the total treatment time lasts around six to eight weeks.

While you can drink like normal while wearing Invisalign, you will need to remove them before eating. Biting down on anything hard can damage the plastic aligners. This would require a replacement set to be made which would increase the total duration of treatment.

Be sure to maintain your typical oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing through the duration of the realignment process. Rinse the braces with an antiseptic mouthwash that has received the ADA Seal of Acceptance to help reduce any bacterial build-up.

If you are interested in being fitted for Invisalign braces please feel free to call us at [phone] to schedule an appointment.